Aldo, once the most dominant presence in the featherweight division, makes his fourth appearance in the bantamweight division after earning his first win at 135 pounds with a decision over Marlon Vera that came after a pair of setbacks against Marlon Moraes and Petr Yan, who stopped him in brutal fashion to capture the then-vacant title. Currently, Aldo sits at No. 6 in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings, which makes him a perfect candidate for Munhoz.
At No. 7, Munhoz is looking to build a case for a title shot after back-to-back setbacks in fights against Aljamain Sterling and Frankie Edgar sapped his momentum after a knockout of ex-champ Cody Garbrandt. In his most recent appearance, he outpointed Jimmie Rivera to stay in the title hunt.
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