On Saturday, Feb. 2, the UFC will hold UFC 156 from the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The event will feature a featherweight title fight between current champion Jose Aldo and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. The fight marks one of the most-anticipated superfights in recent memory.

Saturday’s main card will air live on pay-per-view starting at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will be split between a 8 p.m. ET FX broadcast and a YouTube stream beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

Edgar is coming off back-to-back losses to lightweight champion Benson Henderson. Over the course of the past three years, Edgar has fought six bouts, but just three opponents. The three consecutive rematches and losses led to the fighter dropping down to challenge the dangerous Brazilian.

Although the former lightweight is new to the division, the UFC had no reservations about giving him an immediate title shot based on his course of work in the heavier weight class. The winner of the title collision will have a strong case for their place near the top of the pound-for-pound rankings.

A pre-fight video interview with the New Jersey native appears below.

The UFC 156 card:

Main Card
Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – for featherweight title
Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva
Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall
FX Preliminary Card
Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau
Jay Hieron vs. Tyron Woodley
Jacob Volkmann vs. Bobby Green
Yves Edwards vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg
YouTube Preliminary Card
Chico Camus vs. Dustin Kimura
Edwin Figueroa vs. Francisco Rivera

Photo: Frankie Edgar (James Law/Heavy MMA)

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