Jose Aldo may have come up short in his bantamweight debut against Marlon Moraes last weekend, but the loss hasn’t deterred UFC ‘champ champ’ Henry Cejudo from focusing his crosshairs on the legendary Brazilian.

Former longtime featherweight king Aldo was beaten on points in a close fight with compatriot Moraes on the UFC 245 main card late on Saturday night, in a move which was intended to reinvigorate the Brazilian fighter’s title credentials in a new weight class.

But even after coming up short when the judges’ scorecards were read aloud, it looks as though Aldo has retained a path to a title bout.

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Henry Cejudo, the UFC’s flyweight and bantamweight champion, remains inactive until next year after suffering a shoulder injury in his own win against Moraes last summer in which he claimed the vacant 135lb title, but Cejudo says that he has time set aside on his schedule for Aldo.

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