José Aldo

Mixed Martial Artist
Born Sep 9, 1986

José Aldo is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, who competes as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is the first and current UFC Featherweight Champion. Aldo was also the fourth and final WEC Featherweight Champion. His only career loss has been to Luciano Azevedo. Aldo is ranked as the #1 featherweight in the world by Sherdog and #4 in their pound for pound list. He was also named the 2009 Fighter of the Year.… Read More

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1986 Birth José Aldo was born on September 9, 1986, in Manaus, Brazil. … Read More


2004 17 Years Old Known by the nickname "Junior", José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior fought his first professional MMA fight at the age of 17 at EcoFight 1 on August 10, 2004. … Read More
Aldo spent the next several years jumping from organization to organization. He next fought Vale Tudo and Shooto veteran Aritano Silva Barbosa, who had lost four of his last five fights, at Rio MMA Challenge 1 on May 12, 2005. … Read More
2006 19 Years Old Aldo rebounded in his next fight against the then-undefeated Thiago "Minu" Meller at Gold Fighters Championship I on May 20, 2006, winning a unanimous decision in a very close fight. … Read More


2007 - 2008 2 More Events
Aldo won his fight on June 7, 2009 at WEC 41 against Cub Swanson via double flying knee eight seconds into the first round.
Aldo faced former title holder Urijah Faber on April 24, 2010 at WEC 48. … Read More
2011 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Aldo made his first title defense against Mark Hominick on April 30, 2011, at UFC 129 by defeating the Canadian by a unanimous decision in a bout that earned Fight of the Night honors.
2012 - 2013 2 More Events
2014 27 Years Old On February 1, 2014, at UFC 169 Aldo defended his title by defeating Ricardo Lamas by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46). … Read More
2015 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Aldo was scheduled to face Conor McGregor on July 11, 2015 at UFC 189. … Read More
2016 29 Years Old Aldo faced Frankie Edgar in a rematch on July 9, 2016 at UFC 200 for the interim UFC Featherweight Championship. … Read More
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