Former UFC champion Jose Aldo set for professional boxing debut in February

Former UFC featherweight champion and soon-to-be Corridor of Famer Jose Aldo is ready for his skilled boxing debut.

Aldo, 36, will step into the boxing ring to face Argentina’s Alberto Emmanuel Zambrano on Feb. 10 in Rio de Janeiro. The bout will happen beneath the Shooto Brazil Boxing banner, and shall be a six-round struggle at 140 kilos. UFC Fight Pass will stream the occasion dwell.

Aldo’s coach introduced the information of the opponent’s title on Instagram.

Zambrano has fought 3 times as knowledgeable boxer, dropping every match, in accordance with BoxRec. His most up-to-date look within the ring was towards Alexis Nahuel Torres on Nov. 13, 2020, a struggle he misplaced by TKO within the second spherical.


Video: UFC’s Jose Aldo tribute highlights a Hall of Fame-worthy career

Aldo retired from MMA competitors after a unanimous resolution loss to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 278. Though he has stepped away from the game, he nonetheless believes he may make one other run at bantamweight, the place he spent the ultimate six bouts of his 20-fight UFC profession competing.

In the course of the UFC 283 broadcast, the promotion introduced Aldo could be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame as part of the 2023 class. The date for the induction ceremony has but to be introduced, though it sometimes happens throughout July’s “Worldwide Battle Week” in Las Vegas.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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