Jose Aldo
Junior

Brazil

Inks new deal with UFC
FeatherweightUFC
June 24, 2019
Aldo signed an eight-fight deal with the UFC on Monday, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The veteran fighter originally had plans to retire by the end of 2019, but those have certainly been put on hold following this re-signing. The 32-year-old most recently lost Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237, and that loss appears to be what shifted Aldo's career plans.
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Baffled by Alex Volkanovski
FeatherweightUFC
May 11, 2019
Aldo lost to Alexander Volkanovski via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC 237 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
ANALYSIS
It was a rare rough night at the office for one of Brazil's most popular native sons. Known as one of the game's premier offensive wizards, Aldo was kept off balance for the entirety of the 15-minute bout. His trademark leg kicks were nowhere to be found, and he was unable to follow up on the few power shots he was able to land. Aldo looked visibly frustrated when the final bell rang and for good reason. It's rare you see a fighter as talented as Aldo completely shut down, but it happened on Saturday. It was an especially baffling performance for Jose on the heels of his back-to-back knockout wins over Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano. Aldo has openly talked about retirement in the past and one would think this result won't help matters in that regard. Now 3-4 in his last seven fights dating back to December 2015, Aldo has some difficult decisions to make in the near future.
Appears ready for UFC 237
FeatherweightUFC
May 5, 2019
Aldo (infection) remains on the UFC 237 card for his scheduled featherweight matchup against Alexander Volkanovski, according to the UFC's official site.
ANALYSIS
Aldo was hospitalized due to a bacterial infection that originated from a cut on his knee in late-March, two months before his scheduled bout at UFC 237. At the time, the issue wasn't expected to put this fight in jeopardy, and with a lack of recent developments, it's likely safe to assume that the matchup is still on. It's unclear if or how that may affect the former champion, who remains approximately a (-140) betting favorite just one week prior to the event.
Hospitalized with infection
FeatherweightUFC
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.
Booked for UFC 237
FeatherweightUFC
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
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.