Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar for interim featherweight title added to UFC 200

It has been announced on Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight that former longtime featherweight champion Jose Aldo will rematch Frankie Edgar for the UFC interim featherweight championship this July at UFC 200.  The winner will face reigning champion Conor McGregor, who faces Nate Diaz in a rematch of their clash at UFC 196, at a later date.

Aldo last fought in December at UFC 194 where he was knocked out by Conor McGregor in a title fight record 13 seconds.  Edgar is coming off of a knock out victory over Chad Mendes the night before at UFC: TUF Finale.

With this fight announcement, UFC 200 currently looks like this:

Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor
Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar for UFC interim featherweight title
Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne
Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson
Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Diego Sanchez vs Joe Lauzon
Takanori Gomi vs Jim Miller

UFC 200 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on July 7 in Las Vegas, NV.

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