Jose Aldo

Junior

Brazil

Out
Injury Face
Est. Return 6/7/2022
Facing 180-day medical suspension
BantamweightUFC
Out
December 7, 2021
Aldo is facing a six-month medical suspension, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Aldo will need clearance from a doctor for a right orbital fracture if he hopes to fight again before early June. He is coming off a unanimous decision win over Rob Fant last week.
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Vintage performance in Vegas
BantamweightUFC
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December 6, 2021
Aldo defeated Rob Font via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46) at UFC Vegas 44 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
The numbers don't tell the whole story here, as Aldo landed just 86 significant strikes compared to 149 for Font, but it was Aldo's shots that consistently did more damage. He recorded knockdowns in the first and fourth rounds and was more accurate with the strikes he did throw in three of the five frames. Surprisingly, Aldo attempted only 12 total leg kicks in this one, including zero in the championship rounds, but his damage to the head and body were more than sufficient. The damage did start to add up by Round 5, with Aldo having to fight basically the final five minutes with one eye swollen shut, but he showed his legendary toughness and made it through the bout. Aldo has now won three consecutive fights at bantamweight since losing a title fight to Petr Yan, and while he wasn't exactly competitive in that matchup, he has the name recognition and momentum to at least warrant consideration for another opportunity.
December fight in the works
BantamweightUFC
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September 27, 2021
Aldo is expected to take on Rob Font in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event Dec. 4, MMAFighting reports.
ANALYSIS
Aldo is coming off a unanimous decision win over Pedro Munhoz back in early August. The transition to bantamweight has gone well for Aldo and he can make a statement by taking out Font who has won his last four fights and five of his last six overall.
Easily handles Pedro Munhoz
BantamweightUFC
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August 7, 2021
Aldo defeated Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 265 on Saturday in Houston.
ANALYSIS
Man, who would have guessed that Aldo, who had difficulty making the 146-pound featherweight limit at times, would look so fresh at bantamweight. As he been the case for nearly his entire storied career, Aldo went about picking Munhoz apart in what was essentially a 15-minute kickboxing match. His effectiveness increased as the bout progressed, and Munhoz began to fade. Aldo turns 35 years of age this coming September, but his hand speed and Octagon awareness remain elite. Few people understood Aldo's decision to drop down a weight class this late in his career, but he is proving all the doubters wrong. This was an excellent effort.
August fight in the works
BantamweightUFC
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May 20, 2021
Aldo is expected to take on Pedro Munhoz in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event on August 7, Raphael Marinho of Combate.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Aldo is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Marlon Vera back in December. That victory was huge, as it snapped a three-fight losing streak and may have saved his job. A win against Munhoz in August would mean 30 career professional wins for the 34-year-old.
Earns much-needed win in Vegas
BantamweightUFC
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December 19, 2020
Aldo defeated Marlon Vera via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was a vintage performance from Aldo in many respects. His counter striking was on point, as was his ability to rip Vera to the body. The two men were tied at 19 after the first two rounds despite Aldo getting the better of the action. In Round 3, recognizing it was a close fight, Aldo scored an immediate takedown and spent the entire round controlling Vera in the mat. It wasn't pretty to watch, but Aldo's fight IQ has always been one of his greatest attributes, and it was on full display Saturday. The victory snaps a three-fight losing streak for Aldo, and with the UFC in cut-down mode, may have very well saved his job. Aldo asked for T.J. Dillashaw in his post-fight interview. It's not the worst idea in the world. Dillashaw -- who hasn't fought since January 2019 -- is currently serving a USADA suspension and will be eligible to fight next month.