Jose
Aldo
25-2-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #1 Featherweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 3 Fight of the Night / 3 Knockout of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 16 fights.
Record: 25-2-0
Summary: Very strong ground game, knockout power, stamina

Fighter Info

Nickname: Junior
From: Manaus Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 29
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 70"
Leg Reach 40"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1584
44% Successful
692
Types of Successful Strikes
0
692
80% Standing
17%
551
20
121
Striking Defense
72
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
18
72% Successful
13
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
18
0
Takedown Defense
91
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Jose Aldo
UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones 2
Jul 9, 2016
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Jose Aldo
Dec 12, 2015
1
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Jose Aldo
Oct 25, 2014
102
77
0
1
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Jose Aldo
Feb 1, 2014
62
41
2
1
2
0
4
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jose Aldo
Aug 3, 2013
32
17
5
0
0
0
2
0
R4 KO/TKO
Jose Aldo
Feb 2, 2013
76
60
0
2
0
0
0
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Jose Aldo
Jan 14, 2012
11
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Jose Aldo
Oct 8, 2011
51
40
0
1
0
0
2
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jose Aldo
Apr 30, 2011
94
71
5
1
1
0
1
1
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Jose Aldo
WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Sep 30, 2010
25
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Jose Aldo
WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber
Apr 24, 2010
77
20
0
0
0
0
4
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jose Aldo
WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo
Nov 18, 2009
38
18
1
0
0
0
2
0
R2 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Jose Aldo
WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2
Jun 7, 2009
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Jose Aldo
WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia
Mar 1, 2009
16
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Jose Aldo
WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone
Jan 25, 2009
27
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Win
Jose Aldo
Jonathan Brookins
WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown
Nov 5, 2008
43
20
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Jose Aldo
Alexandre Franca Nogueira
WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver
Jun 1, 2008
35
5
0
0
0
0
1
0
R2 KO/TKO

Biography

Any comprehensive list of great Brazilian MMA fighters would have to include Jose Aldo – a champion and sports deity by anyone’s measure.

The reigning UFC featherweight champion, who has successfully defended his belt seven times since 2011, is regarded as one of the greatest fighters produced by his homeland. He belongs at or near the top of a list of notable Brazilian stylists such as Royce Gracie, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort, among others.

Aldo’s popularity among UFC fans is far reaching – so much, in fact, that a movie about his life is currently in production in Brazil.

The Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, who owns a 25-1 record and hasn’t lost since 2005, has wins over Cub Swanson, Chad Mendes (twice), Urijah Faber, Kenny Florian and Frankie Edgar. He entered 2015 with a streak of 18 consecutive victories, nine by knockout.

Aldo’s story is one of rags to riches. Born in poverty in Manaus, Brazil, he moved to Rio de Janeiro and lived in the notorious favelas while training. He has spoken of having no money for food and often hearing the sound of gunfire at all hours.
 
His perseverance and desire to succeed carried him through difficult times. “I left my home and my town to chase a dream,” he once said.

Aldo made his professional debut in 2004 and won the World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight championship in November 2009 with a second-round knockout of Mike Brown in Las Vegas. He defended the belt twice.

When WEC was absorbed by the UFC in 2010, Aldo retained his title as the UFC’s first featherweight champ and defended it with a unanimous decision over Mark Hominick at UFC 129. Aldo followed with a unanimous-decision win over Florian at UFC 136, a first-round knockout of Mendes at UFC Rio and another decision over Edgar at UFC 156.

Aldo has a superb ground game but is regarded as a strong striker, with 14 knockouts. His takedown defense is above 90 percent, making him a difficult opponent for anyone in the division to handle.

Thoughts on opponent, Conor McGregor? The only single thought that I have is THE VICTORY. For me, the opponent doesn’t matter.

TRAINING: On a typical day of training, I wake up early and do my physical preparation or wrestling, then go home to rest. I come back in the afternoon to do my boxing training, rest again, and then come back at night to do my jiu-jitsu or Muay Thai training. To me, this is a great training day.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training because I would like to fight.
 
What ranks and titles have you held? UFC Featherweight Champion, former WEC Featherweight Champion, Four-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion, World jiu-jitsu champion, Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
 
Do you have any heroes? Mike Tyson
 
What is your favorite technique? Arm Lock
 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A great honor and opportunity
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I finished college
 
What was your job before you started fighting? I played football (soccer)
 
• Was unbeaten in WEC (8-0, 7 finishes)
 
• Defeated Alexandre Nogueira, Jonathan Brookins, Cub Swanson, Mike Brown, Urijah Faber, and Manny Gamburyan in WEC
 
• Won WEC title in November of 2009 – defended belt twice
 
• Awarded first UFC featherweight championship belt in November of 2010
 
• Has made seven successful UFC title defenses
 
• 15 wins by KO, one by submission (arm triangle choke in 2005)
 
• Three KO of the Night awards in WEC (Perez, Swanson, Brown)
 
• Considered to be MMA’s best, pound for pound
 

Career

Trained With

Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva
33-7-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Diego Nunes
Diego Nunes
18-4-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Mike Brown
Mike Brown
26-9-0
( W-L-D )
Urijah Faber
Urijah Faber
33-8-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Mark Hominick UFC® 129 ST-PIERRE vs. SHIELDS

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