UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was scheduled to meet former UFC lightweight champion at UFC 153, but he had to pull out of the fight after a motorcycle accident in Brazil.
The fight has now been rescheduled and will be the main event of UFC 156, which will take place on February 2nd in Las Vegas.
The fight was announced on UFC Tonight on Tuesday night and it has not been announced the venue of the Super Bowl Eve card.
Aldo (21-1) has not lost since 2005, which was a lightweight bout. Since then, he has won 14 straight and three of those wins have come in the UFC.
He has only fought three times since the beginning of last year and his last fight came in January of this year when he defeated Chad Mendes by knockout at the end of the first round.
Edgar (14-3-1) is the former UFC lightweight champion and decided to move down to the featherweight division after he was unable to reclaim the lightweight title at UFC 150 against Benson Henderson. Even though many people felt he won, he realized it was time to move down to the featherweight division.
He has gone 1-2-1 in his last four fights with all four fights being close and could have gone the other way. His last two fights came against Henderson, which were both decision losses for the former champion.
Stay tuned to TheMMAReport.com for updates on UFC 156, which takes place on February 2nd in Las Vegas.