Another day, another change in the main events. Jose Aldo was forced to quit his bantamweight title fight against division king Henry Cejudo, scheduled to take place at UFC 250 May 9, 2020 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is according to a report by Combat, which indicates that Aldo’s visa has expired and that the United States Embassy in Brazil is not currently issuing a new visa following the COVID-19 pandemic.
While only verbal agreements are in place for the change of the main event, Cruz social media to roughly confirm the reservation.
“Dear Henry Cejudo, the real king has already been informed that we are fighting on May 9. We will see each other there. PS – Bring your other boyfriend cptdasamericas so that I can slap you both,” said the former. champion of 135 pounds.
The news comes just a day after “The Dominator” started his campaign to be Aldo’s replacement in case the Brazilian suicide bomber could not leave his home country due to travel restrictions related to the coronavirus. And barely 24 hours later, the hypothetical scenario became reality.
While it’s not yet clear where UFC 250 will take place, it’s safe to assume it will take place at the Tachi Palace Resort Casino in California – possible site of UFC 249. There’s still the private island that Dana White is trying to lock down, but it seems to be reserved for international combatants.
If the fight were to happen, it would be the first taste of Cruz’s action in almost three and a half years, as multiple injuries forced him to stay on the sidelines, although he remained busy with his broadcasting duties. Cruz was last seen spitting the 135-pound title against Cody Garbrandt at UFC 207 on December 30, 2016.
As for Cejudo, he has not participated since mid-2019, because he underwent shoulder surgery shortly after becoming the last UFC champion by eliminating Marlon Moraes at UFC 238.
Although the fight is interesting to say the least, I strongly doubt that it suits too well some of the Top 5 contenders, including Marlon Moraes (n ° 1), Aljamain Sterling (n ° 2) and Petr Yan (n ° 3).
That being said, do you want to offer your predictions for combat?