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José Aldo

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  • Given Name: José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Junior
  • MMA Record: 25-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Junior
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 29 | Date of Birth: 1986.09.09
  • Last Fight: December 12, 2015 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Featherweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Nova União
  • Height: 5'7" (170cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,004,125 USD
  • Born: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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The most gifted fighter to emerge from the renowned Nova Uniao camp in Brazil, UFC fighter Jose Aldo is widely considered the greatest Featherweight of all time, losing only once in his MMA career to date and turning in sensational, jaw-dropping performances with remarkable regularity. Jose Aldo got his nickname "Scarface" after a barbecue accident when he was young.


Aldo turned professional in 2004 at the age of 16 and has not looked back, racking up ten victories in eleven fights prior to signing with the WEC in 2008. Aldo did not lose a fight in the WEC, dominating top fighters like Alexandre Nogueira, Cub SwansonMike Thomas Brown, and Urijah Faber, seizing the WEC Featherweight Championship in the process.


Aldo’s knockout victory over Swanson at WEC 41 in 2009 remains one of the greatest knockouts in the promotion’s history, as Aldo knocked Swanson down just eight seconds into the fight with a double flying knee combination, lending further credence to the argument that Aldo is one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in the world today. This was the first time a fighter had landed a double flying knee in a major promotion.


Following his title defense over Mike Thomas Brown in 2009, the WEC and UFC merged. Aldo defended his title against Manvel Gamburyan to become the first ever UFC featherweight  champion. In his first title defense he would take on Mark Hominick winning the unanimous decision and causing a massive hematoma on Hominick's forehead. In his second title defense Aldo would retain the belt with another unanimous decision victory over the well rounded Kenny Florian. In his most recent defense he took on Chad Mendes whose wrestling might have been a key to cracking Aldo. Aldo responded with a vicious first round TKO from a well time knee to remain the UFC's featherweight champion. 


In his next fight he would face off against former Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar. Aldo looked impressive in the first 2 rounds and then had a very close 3rd round and possibly lost the last 2 rounds. Frankie's face showed the most damage and Aldo successfully defending his belt again winning by Unanimous Decision. Aldo's next test was supposed to be in August when Anthony Pettis would drop down to Featherweight to try and take his belt. However Pettis would pull out from the fight with a knee injury and Chan Sung Jung would instead step in to face Aldo on that UFC 163 card. Aldo would once again defend his belt. He dominated all three rounds before getting a TKO finish in the 4th when the Korean Zombie dislocated his shoulder when he threw a punch, Aldo reacted immediately kicking that shoulder and also broke his foot in the process but was able to get the stoppage.


Aldo would defend his title again at UFC 169 when he cruised to a Unanimous Decision victory over Ricardo Lamas.

Last updated 04.01.2014, 2:43 PM ET
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José Aldo MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:13 Round 1 of 5

Ie Conor McGregor
25-1-0 18-2-0

Us UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2015.12.12
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $400,000 Base | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#71 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#4 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC 194 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Conor McGregor UFC 189 2015.07.11
Reason: Aldo Rib Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Chad Mendes
24-1-0 16-1-0

Br UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2014.10.25
Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#81 Greatest Fight of All Time
#28 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
#5 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2014
UFC 179 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Chad Mendes UFC 176 2014.08.02
Reason: Aldo Shoulder and Cervical Spine Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Ricardo Lamas
23-1-0 13-2-0

Us UFC 169: Barao vs. Faber 2
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2014.02.01
Odds: -800 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:00 Round 4 of 5, 17:00 Total

Kr Chan Sung Jung
22-1-0 13-3-0

Br UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2013.08.03
Odds: -900 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Anthony Pettis UFC 163 2013.08.03
Reason: Pettis Knee Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Frankie Edgar
21-1-0 15-3-1

Us UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2013.02.02
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $290,000 ($120K Base, $120K Bonus, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#14 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
#8 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
UFC 156 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Frankie Edgar UFC 153 2012.10.13
Reason: Aldo Foot Injury
Cancelled Bout Erik Koch UFC 153 2012.10.13
Reason: Koch Injury
Cancelled Bout Erik Koch UFC 149 2012.07.21
Reason: Aldo Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:59 Round 1 of 5

Us Chad Mendes
20-1-0 11-0-0

Br UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2012.01.14
Odds: -260 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#80 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#25 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
#17 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#2 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Kenny Florian
19-1-0 14-5-0

Us UFC 136: Edgar vs Maynard 3
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2011.10.08
Odds: -420 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Ca Mark Hominick
18-1-0 20-8-0

Ca UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2011.04.30
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $129,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#43 Greatest Fight of All Time
#3 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
#7 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
UFC 129 Fight of the Night
Cancelled Bout Josh Grispi UFC 125 2011.01.01
Reason: Aldo Back Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:32 Round 2 of 5, 6:32 Total

Am Manny Gamburyan
17-1-0 11-4-0

Us WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2010.09.30
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#26 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
#20 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Us Urijah Faber
16-1-0 23-3-0

Us WEC 48: Aldo vs Faber
Main Event | Title Defense | Featherweight | 145

2010.04.24
Odds: -294 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#7 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#2 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:20 Round 2 of 5, 6:20 Total

Us Mike Brown
15-1-0 22-4-0

Us WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo
Main Event | Title Challenge | Featherweight | 145

2009.11.18
Odds: +116 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $36,000 ($13K Base, $13K Bonus, $10K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#29 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
#9 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
WEC 44 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:08 Round 1 of 3

Us Cub Swanson
14-1-0 13-2-0

Us WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2009.06.07
Odds: -430 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $27,625 ($6,625 Base, $11K Bonus, $10K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 144.5 lbs (65.5 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#12 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#12 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
WEC 41 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:39 Round 1 of 3

Us Chris Mickle
13-1-0 26-12-2

Us WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2009.03.01
Odds: -850 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Rafael Ramos
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
4:15 Round 1 of 3

Us Rolando Perez
12-1-0 4-1-1

Us WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2009.01.25
Odds: -1050 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $17,500 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus, $7,500 KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs) | Referee: Jon Schorle
WEC 38 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:45 Round 3 of 3, 10:45 Total

Us Jonathan Brookins
11-1-0 8-2-0

Us WEC 36: Faber vs Brown
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2008.11.05
Odds: -430 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
#29 Greatest Featherweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:22 Round 2 of 3, 8:22 Total

Br Alexandre Franca Nogueira
10-1-0 13-4-2

Us WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2008.06.01
Odds: +211 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.5 lbs (66.0 kgs)
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Shoji Maruyama

Jp Pancrase

2007.07.27
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Br Fabio Mello

Br Rio de Janeiro Regional

2007.05.02
Win | Decision | Majority

Br Thiago Meller

Br Rio de Janeiro Regional

2006.05.20
Loss | Submission | Choke

Br Luciano Azevedo

Br Jungle Fight

2005.11.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Gb Micky Young

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2005.10.15
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Gb Phil Harris

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2005.09.17
Win | Submission | Kicks

Br Anderson Silverio

Br Meca World Value Tudo

2005.07.09
Win | KO/TKO | Kicks

Br Aritano Silva Barbosa

Br Rio de Janeiro Regional

2005.05.12
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Luiz de Paula

Br Shooto Brazil

2005.03.19
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Br Hudson Rocha

Br Shooto Brazil

2004.10.23
Win | KO/TKO | Kick

Mario Bigola

Br Amazonas Regional

2004.08.10

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