Former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo will be competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Brazil. Aldo has signed up to compete at the IBJJF Master International Championship in Rio de Janeiro.
“We are very honored to have the great Jose Aldo Junior registered for the Master South America”, - IBJJF announced on its social media. “We can’t wait to see this MMA legend representing the Nova União team in the light division”.
A black belt under Andre Pederneiras, Aldo hasn’t competed under jiu-jitsu rules in more than a decade. Back in 2004, Aldo defeated future multiple-time world champion Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” as a brown belt en route to winning the CBJO gold, and then made his transition to mixed martial arts.
Aldo, however, still holds the record for most featherweight title defenses in UFC history.