An all-Brazilian battle between Alexandre Franca Nogueira and Jose Aldo is set for the June 1 WEC in Sacramento, Calif. Both camps confirmed the bout.
“Pequeno” Nogueira, who reigned for years as champion of Shooto’s 143-pound division, was expected to fight Nick Agallar. Leonard Garcia was then mentioned as a potential opponent before he was arrested in Texas last week.
Aldo, 9-1, had already signed with the promotion and was also waiting on an opponent. The 21-year-old featherweight trains with Nova Uniao.
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