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José Aldo

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Win Rate
82 %
Finish Rate
58 %
Decision Win %
87 %
#3 Bantamweight (UFC)

José Aldo

Age
35
Height
5' 7 (170 cm)
Reach
67 in. (5' 7/170 cm)
Ape-Index
1.000
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
Brazil
Main Division
Bantamweight
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach
André Pederneiras
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
black_belt
Biography
As an infant, Aldo was dropped onto a barbecue, leaving a permanent scar on the left side of his face. But Aldo grew tired of getting beaten up in fights on the street, thus starting to train capoeira to learn ways to defend himself better in brawls. Aldo used to train capoeira on the streets after the classes, once gaining attention of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainer. At the age of 17, Aldo moved from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro having only his clothes with him and determination to train mixed martial arts there until he achieved something in the sport. He is a teammate and training partner of former UFC Bantamweight champion Renan Barão at Nova União.
Combat Approach
Aldo is known primarily for his Muay Thai style striking and leg kicks, coupled with defensive wrestling. He has also trained Muay Thai with Dutch shootboxer Andy Souwer since his fight with Mark Hominick. His Luta Livre instructor lineage is as follows: Roberto Leitão Sr. → João Ricardo N. de Almeida → Marco Ruas → José Aldo.
Fighter Trivia
The Brazilian film Mais Forte que o Mundo was based on his early life. Aldo is married to Vivianne Perreira, who has a purple belt in jiu-jitsu and has fought twice professionally in Muay Thai. Aldo is an avid football fan and supports Clube de Regatas do Flamengo and English Premier League club Chelsea FC.

Awards & Accolades

  • UFC: UFC Featherweight Champion (Two times, inaugural). Seven successful title defenses (first reign)
  • UFC: Seven successful title defenses (first reign)
  • UFC: Interim UFC Featherweight Champion (One time)
  • UFC: Most successful title defenses in UFC featherweight history (7)
  • UFC: Most consecutive title defenses in UFC featherweight history (7)
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (Four times) vs. Mark Hominick, Frankie Edgar, Chad Mendes, and Max Holloway
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano
  • UFC: Seven successful title defenses (first reign)
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: WEC Featherweight Champion (One time; final). Two successful title defenses
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Two successful title defenses
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Youngest champion in WEC history (23 years, 70 days)
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Knockout of the Night (Three times) vs. Rolando Perez, Cub Swanson, and Mike Brown
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Most consecutive wins in WEC history (Eight)
  • World Extreme Cagefighting: Two successful title defenses
  • Sherdog: 2009 Fighter of the Year
  • Sherdog: 2010 All-Violence Second Team
  • Sherdog: Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame
  • Sherdog: 2021 Comeback Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2010 Charles "Mask" Lewis Fighter of the Year
  • World MMA Awards: 2014 Fight of the Year vs. Chad Mendes at UFC 179
  • ESPN: 2014 Fight of the Year vs. Chad Mendes at UFC 179
  • BloodyElbow.com: 2014 Fight of the Year vs. Chad Mendes at UFC 179
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2014 Fight of the Year vs. Chad Mendes at UFC 179
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2014 October Fight of the Month vs. Chad Mendes
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Feud of the Year (2015) vs. Conor McGregor
  • CBJJ World Championships: 2001 World Championship Bronze Medalist (blue belt)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Championships: 2003 Brazilian National Champion (purple belt)
  • CBJJO Copa Del Mundo: 2004 World Cup Champion (brown belt)

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Fighter Videos

Top Finishes: Jose Aldo
Free Fight: Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes 2 | UFC 179, 2014
UFC 156: Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar Media Day Highlights

 

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