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UFC 265 live blog: Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz

Jose Aldo and Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265
Jose Aldo and Pedro Munhoz will clash in the UFC 265 co-main event Saturday night.
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This is the UFC 265 live blog for Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz, the bantamweight co-headliner for Saturday’s fight card at Toyota Center in Houston.

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.

Check out the UFC 265 live blog.

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