Cejudo-Aldo title fight set for UFC 250
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Henry Cejudo will defend his bantamweight title against Jose Aldo at UFC 250 on May 9 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, UFC president Dana White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto.

Cejudo hasn't competed since capturing the 135-pound belt in a June 2019 victory over Marlon Moraes. He's been out of action since due to shoulder surgery.

Cejudo also held the flyweight title, but recently vacated it to focus on the bantamweight division.

Aldo is coming off a split-decision loss to Moraes at UFC 245 last December. That was the Brazilian's first fight in the weight class following a historic run at 145 pounds, which included two title reigns. Aldo is arguably the greatest featherweight of all time.

Cejudo said he wanted to fight Aldo after the 33-year-old's unsuccessful 135-pound debut. Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling expressed distaste toward Cejudo, as they're both deserving bantamweight contenders waiting for a title shot.

UFC 250 will also feature a trilogy bout between Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and the return of ex-heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum against Aleksei Oleinik.

Cejudo-Aldo title fight set for UFC 250
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