Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo Likely To Defend Title at WEC 51

Joshua CareySenior Analyst IJuly 1, 2010

Jose Aldo (17-1), the top-ranked featherweight in the world, is likely to make another title defense in September at WEC 51.

Damon Martin of   MMAWeekly.com reported that during an appearance on MMAWeekly Radio Aldo’s manager Ed Soares stated the featherweight king is most likely headed towards a September return to action.

Aldo was last seen in the main event of the organizations first ever pay-per-view (WEC 48) where he utilized vicious leg kicks to dominate Urijah Faber to retain the 145 lb. title.

His opponent is still unknown. but reports seem to lean towards Manny Gamburyan (11-4) as the next gentlemen to step inside of the WEC cage against Aldo.

Soares stated that a fight with Gamburyan made more sense than a fight with other potential title contenders.

Gamburyan is a perfect 3-0 since joining the organization, and his last performance inside of the WEC was a devastating first-round knockout of former champion, Mike Brown at WEC 48.

If both fighters agree and sign the contract ,then WEC 51 will have its main event, and the world will get to see the premier fighter at 145 lbs. defending his championship.