Jose Aldo is 100 percent confident he will make the 135-pound championship weight when he takes on Petr Yan at UFC 251 for the vacant bantamweight title.
Aldo, who made the drop to bantamweight last December at UFC 245 suffered a decision loss to Marlon Moraes. Yet, many thought the former featherweight division should’ve got the win, and even Dana White claimed Aldo won the fight. So, he was set to fight Henry Cejudo at UFC 250 in Brazil. But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, could not travel and was forced out of the fight when it was moved to Jacksonville and named UFC 249.
Although he is 0-1 in the division, the UFC still gave Aldo the title shot. Yet, many fans are still worried he will miss weight. But, the Brazilian is confident he will make the championship weight.
“These two days here in Sao Paulo are definitely gonna get in the way of my weight cut a little bit,” Aldo told ESPN. “But I bought a rope to jump, and I’m gonna go in the jacuzzi in the room or whatever. I’m gonna be able to stay active. But, I’m happy to be a part of this, and the cut for 135 has actually been a lot easier than it was at 145.”
Ultimately, Jose Aldo believes he is better at bantamweight. He also says his nutrition is much better which will lead him to win the title at UFC 251 on July 11 at UFC Fight Island.
“We adapted everything for me to move down in weight so my nutrition and everything else, and I really feel like I rejuvenated my body. It gave me a lot of energy,” Jose Aldo said. “So I’m keeping my weight down more than I was before. So that cut down to 135, I’m still feeling a lot better after that cut.”