Jose Aldo returns from retirement to face Jonathan Martinez at UFC 301 in Brazil

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Jose Aldo will end his nearly two year long retirement to make his return to action at UFC 301 when he faces Jonathan Martinez in a bantamweight bout added to the upcoming card on May 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Source with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Saturday following an initial report from AG Fight, and Aldo himself confirmed the bout via his Instagram account.

It’s a stunning turn of events for Aldo, who called it a career back in 2022 when he suffered a loss to Merab Dvalishvili that ended his hopes for another title shot at 135 pounds. Following that fight, Aldo, who was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2023, transitioned into a boxing career where he’s competed twice in the past year including a battle with fellow UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens.

It’s not clear what led to Aldo’s decision to return to MMA but he’s back now with a fight schedule in May.

Jose Aldo returns from retirement to face Jonathan Martinez at UFC 301 in Brazil - MMA Fighting
 

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I remember watching him in fucking Reading (nondescript town in England) in 2005. some crazy Brazilian youngster murdering a local fighter and then doing a backflip off the top rope. insane scenes.