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Anthony Pettis to challenge Jose Aldo

Updated: February 5, 2013, 1:27 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

UFC lightweight contender Anthony Pettis will drop a weight class and face featherweight champion Jose Aldo on Aug. 3.

UFC has not yet determined a site for the event, but venues in Texas, Chicago, Las Vegas and Rio de Janeiro are being considered.

Promotion president Dana White confirmed plans for the bout to USA Today on Monday.

"These guys are two of the most amazing, gravity-defying athletes in the sport," White told the newspaper. "I am so pumped for ...

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