Jose Aldo To Vie for WEC Featherweight Belt

Nate Lawson@NateLawsonCorrespondent IJuly 14, 2009

After much speculation regarding the heavily competitive featherweight division of the WEC, Jose Aldo has been picked out of the 145-pound hopefuls to attempt to gain the WEC featherweight belt from two time defending champion, Mike Brown.

Early predictions had Aldo cutting weight and moving further down into the bantamweight division, ruled by the 135 pound king Miguel Torres.

This prediction stemmed from Aldo's teammate Wagnney Fabiano, also rising to the top of the featherweight division.

However, though it was construed that Fabiano would have the green light against Brown, Aldo has been placed in an excellent position.  This no doubt stemming from his eight second brutalization of Cub Swanson at WEC 41.

Fabiano is now set to fight at WEC 43, featuring Benson Henderson and Donald Cerrone competing for an interim lightweight belt.

As for Aldo, the Brazilian is scheduled to meet Brown at WEC 45.

While this news answers several large questions lingering around the WEC featherweight division, it brings up several more.

If Aldo indeed steals this belt from Brown, he may be placed right in the way of Wagnney Fabiano, a match that has no possibility of occurring.

However, for the moment, Aldo has been presented with a golden opportunity as he is set to face the powerful Mike Brown at WEC 45.