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Tuesday 20 March 2018

WATCH: Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor go at it after Brazilian beats Frankie Edgar at UFC 200

Conor McGregor will face Jose Aldo again when he defends his featherweight title
Conor McGregor will face Jose Aldo again when he defends his featherweight title Newsdesk Newsdesk

The next time Conor McGregor steps into the Octagon as a featherweight he will be locking horns with old adversary Jose Aldo.

The Brazilian bounced back from his shock 13-second knockout defeat to the Irishman last December with a unanimous victory (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) over American Frankie Edgar on points at UFC 200 in Las Vegas last night.

Aldo immediately traded barbs with the Crumlin mixed martial artist who was watching events intently from the front row.

Speaking after the fight, Aldo had this message for the Notorious: "You are next... and next time you are not going to be as lucky as you were before."

"Frankie's a great guy and I respect him, but I have one goal and that's to beat this guy (McGregor).

McGregor will take on Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August at welterweight and he is then expected to return to featherweight to reassert his dominance over that division.

Elsewhere on the night, Brazil's Amanda Nunes stunned the mixed martial arts world with a first-round submission win over Miesha Tate to claim the women's bantamweight title at the UFC 200 event in Las Vegas.

It was the same submission Tate used to claim the title from Holly Holm in March, and the belt has now changed hands three times in nine months since Holm beat Ronda Rousey.

"Oh my God, 10 years of my life working for this moment! I feel amazing!" an elated Nunes said after being presented with the belt.

Popular former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar returned to the octagon after a four-year absence to defeat Mark Hunt after three tough rounds.

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