Jose Aldo “Junior”: Scarface

UFC Fighter Profile: Jose Aldo

José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior, is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist. 

Aldo currently competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

He was the fourth and final WEC Featherweight Champion, becoming the first UFC Featherweight Champion after the UFC/WEC merger.

He is a former two-time undisputed UFC featherweight champion. As of 26 July 2021, he is #5 in the UFC bantamweight rankings.

After his first MMA defeat in November 2005, Aldo remained undefeated for over a decade, winning 18 straight fights until UFC 194 in December 2015.

He was named Sherdog’s 2009 Fighter of the Year.

In Sherdog’s April 2017 pound-for-pound ranking, Aldo was called “the greatest featherweight in mixed martial arts history.”

UFC Profile – Jose Aldo – Latest Years

Last year at Featherweight:

  • Aldo vs. McGregor:

Aldo faced McGregor in a title unification match on 12 December 2015, at UFC 194.

He lost the fight via knockout 13 seconds into the first round, resulting in his first defeat in over ten years and his first-ever loss at featherweight, ending a 15 fight win streak in the division.

  • Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar:

Aldo faced Frankie Edgar in a rematch on 9 July 2016, at UFC 200 for the interim UFC Featherweight Championship.

He won the fight by unanimous decision (49–46, 49–46, and 48–47).

On 26 November 2016, McGregor was stripped of the title after winning the UFC Lightweight Championship, having never defended the Featherweight belt since he won it in December 2015. 

As a result, Aldo was promoted to Featherweight Champion.

Aldo vs. Holloway 1 & 2

Aldo faced interim featherweight champion, Max Holloway, in a title unification bout on 3 June 2017, in the main event at UFC 212.

After winning the first two rounds on all three judges’ scorecards, he lost the fight by TKO in the third round.

Aldo pulled out from another bout in favor of a rematch with Holloway two weeks earlier at UFC 218, replacing an injured Frankie Edgar.

Similar to the first fight, Aldo found success in the opening rounds before slowing down and losing the fight via TKO in the third round.

  • Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens:

Aldo faced Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fox 30 on 28 July 2018.

Aldo won the fight by TKO after a left hook to the body dropped Stephens, followed by subsequent strikes from Aldo.

This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

  • Aldo vs. Moicano:

Aldo faced Renato Moicano on 2 February 2019 in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 144.

He won the fight via TKO in the second round.

This win earned him the Performance of the Night award.

  • Aldo vs. Volkanovski

Aldo faced Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 on 11 May 2019, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Switch over to Bantamweight:

  • Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Moraes:

On 23 October 2019, Aldo announced his move down to the Bantamweight division. 

He faced Marlon Moraes at UFC 245 on 14 December 2019.

He lost the largely contested bout via split decision.

  • Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan

At UFC 249Cejudo announced he would be retiring from an active mixed martial arts competition and he vacated the UFC bantamweight championship. 

The UFC then announced that Aldo would be facing Petr Yan at UFC 251 on 12 July 2020, for the vacant bantamweight title.

Aldo lost the bout via technical knockout in round five.

  • Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Vera

Aldo faced Marlon Vera on 19 December 2020 at UFC Fight Night 183.

He won the fight via unanimous decision.

  • Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz

Aldo faced Pedro Munhoz on 7 August 2021 at UFC 265.

He won the fight via unanimous decision.

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