Jose Aldo
Junior
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Injury Infection
Est. Return 5/11/2019
Hospitalized with infection
FeatherweightUFC
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March 22, 2019
Aldo has been hospitalized with a bacterial infection, Fernanda Prates of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Aldo has apparently been in the hospital since Wednesday due to the infection, which came from a cut on his knee. With less than two months before his scheduled fight against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237, Aldo will apparently have to show vast improvement in the coming weeks to receive medical clearance for the bout.
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Booked for UFC 237
FeatherweightUFC
GTD
March 5, 2019
Aldo was booked to fight Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 on May 11 in Brazil, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
With a record of 27-4, Aldo is considered among the best featherweight fighters to ever step in the Octagon. He's bounced back with back-to-back victories after losing consecutive fights to Max Holloway back in 2017. Aldo most recently defeated Renato Moicano via TKO (punches) at UFC Fight Night in Brazil back in February, and he'll be returning to the country with a tough task ahead of him, as Volkanovski is a perfect 6-0 in his UFC career.
Blitzes Moicano with Round 2 TKO
FeatherweightUFC
GTD
February 2, 2019
Aldo defeated Renato Moicano via TKO (punches) at 0:44 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on ESPN+ on Saturday in Brazil.
ANALYSIS
The first round of this fight was uneventful. It was a feeling out process for both fighters. One trend that started was Aldo looking for the same left hook to the body that he finished Jeremy Stephens with in his last fight. In the second round the end of the fight began with a left hook to the head of Moicano. From there Aldo turned up the volume of his punches, landing many punches to the head, a left hook to the body and a knee to the head. As he rained down punches against the fence the referee had no choice but to stop the fight. This marks the second straight impressive performance for Aldo since dropping two straight fights to UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway. The performance showed MMA fans that Aldo still has something left in the tank, and it also earned the veteran a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus.
Nearing retirement
FeatherweightUFC
GTD
January 16, 2019
Aldo plans to fight three times in Brazil this year and then retire, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The 32-year-old already has the first of those matches lined up, as he's scheduled to meet Renato Moicano in Fortaleza on Feb. 2. After two more fights in his home country, he'll call it quits, leaving the UFC and MMA altogether. Aldo won his first seven fights with the UFC, but after getting knocked out by Conor McGregor just 13 seconds into a title bout in 2015, his career has fallen off, as he's lost three of his last five matches.
Meeting Renato Moicano in Fortaleza
FeatherweightUFC
GTD
December 14, 2018
Aldo will square off against Renato Moicano at UFC Fortaleza on Feb. 2.
ANALYSIS
The Brazilian pair will be the co-main event in their home country. Aldo bounced back from a run of three defeats in four matches by beating Jeremy Stevens in a first-round TKO at UFC on Fox 30 in July. His opponent is coming off two straight victories and has lost just once in 15 professional fights.
Earns first KO win since 2013 over Jeremy Stephens Saturday
FeatherweightUFC
GTD
July 28, 2018
Aldo defeated Jeremy Stephens via TKO (punches) at 4:19 of Round 1 at UFC on FOX 30 on Saturday in Calgary.
ANALYSIS
Aldo's first non-title fight since 2009 results in his first stoppage win since 2013. It didn't come easy. Aldo had to absorb countless monster shots from Stephens before he connected with a strike to the liver that left his opponent in a dire spot. Referee Yves Lavigne gave Stephens plenty of time to recover, but Aldo finished him off. Jose was very emotional afterwards on the heels of his his back-to-back losses to UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway. Aldo has seemingly been around forever, but he will only be 32 years old in September. He's still very much in the title picture.