Brown-Aldo Set for November WEC

By Sherdog.com Staff Jul 15, 2009
Mike Thomas Brown has signed on to defend his featherweight crown against Brazilian upstart Jose Aldo at WEC 44 or 45 in November, Sherdog.com has confirmed following an initial report from InTheGuard.tv.

No date has been locked down for the 145-pound title tilt, although Colorado seems to be the point of destination for the event, according to a source close to the bout.

The pair have been on a collision course since Brown (22-4) took the title from Urijah Faber with a first-round technical knockout at WEC 36 in November 2008.

Brown, 33, silenced doubters with a second victory over Faber in their rematch at WEC 41 in June. The win was the American Top Team fighter’s 10th in a row.

Also on that card, Nova Uniao’s Aldo (15-1) took out Cub Swanson with a merciless eight-second flying knee, his third first-round stoppage for the promotion. A dynamic technician both standing and on the mat, the 22-year-old Aldo hasn’t tasted defeat since November 2005.
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