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Jose Aldo eyes lightweight title shot

Updated: March 6, 2013, 6:20 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will earn a lightweight title shot with a victory over Anthony Pettis.

Aldo revealed the news Monday night to Brazil-based website Tatame.com.br, and UFC president Dana White confirmed it with ESPN.com on Tuesday.

Pettis, who is next in line for a 155-pound title shot against the Benson Henderson-Gilbert Melendez winner, made his desire to fight Aldo known to White -- via text message -- immediately after watching UFC ...

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