Jose Aldo

UFC Media Day with Jose Aldo

Full NameJosé Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior

BornSeptember 9, 1986




Jose Aldo da Silva Oliviera Junior or Jose Aldo in short, is a Brazilian MMA fighter currently signed to

the UFC. He was the fourth and final WEC Featherweight Champion and became the first UFC

Featherweight Champion after the two merged. Twice undisputed champion and once interim, Jose

has been called “the greatest featherweight in mixed martial arts history” by Sherdog. From 2005 to

2015, for around a decade, Jose Aldo remained undefeated in 18 consecutive fights, thus very much

earning the tag. Aldo happens to be a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and Luta Livre.

Early Life and Career

From childhood, Aldo had been keen on playing football and that is what he wanted to pursue. But

he got into capoeira to defend himself during street brawls, and then later into jiu-jitsu. At the age of

17, he left his hometown Manaus to Rio de Janeiro to train in MMA. He turned professional the

same year, fought newcomer Mario Bigola and won the match by TKO within 16 seconds. He spent

his initial years changing organizations. Travelling to England, he took part in FX3 – Battle of Britain

as well. After defeating Mickey Young in the first match, Jose Aldo experienced his first loss against

Luciano Azavedo via a rear-naked choke submission.

Career at WEC

Jose Aldo debuted at World Extreme Cagefighting and defeated Arco Arena on his first match, Cub

Swanson in second and then went on to win the WEC Featherweight Championship against Mike

Brown in 2009. He then defended his title successfully against Manvel Gamburyan in 2010 at WEC


Career at UFC

When WEC merged with UFC, he became the first UFC Featherweight Champion title holder and

defended it against Mark Hominick in 2011 at UFC 129 and then a second tie against Kenny Florian

at UFC 136. After a couple more of successful defends and sustaining a rib injury, he finally lost to

Conor McGregor in 2015 via knockout. This was his first defeat in over ten years and his first ever

loss at featherweight, in which he held a 25-win streak till now.

Current Status

Jose Aldo is scheduled to fight Renato Moicano on February 2, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 144. He holds

a win-loss record of 27-4 currently.

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