All about Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo is a professional Mixed Martial Artist from Brazil, who is currently signed on to compete in the premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion in the world – the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC, where he is the reigning UFC Featherweight champion.

The Brazilian, who is popular among his fans as ‘Junior’ was a part of the World Extreme Cage Fighting, where he became the fourth and final winner of the WEC Featherweight Championship before it was transferred to the UFC, making him the first ever UFC Featherweight champion.

Sherdog, a premier Mixed Martial Arts outlet ranks Aldo as the number one Featherweight fighter in the world and he is also the fourth best Pound for Pound fighter in the world in their list. Jose Aldo made his debut as a Mixed Martial Artist when he was just 17 years old with the Eco Fight promotion in 2004 and won the bout by technical knockout after merely 18 seconds. Over the next few years, Junior spent time with several independent promotions, never really settling down in one and it created a cult following for him as well.

In 2008, however, Aldo was offered a contract to be a part of the WEC and he accepted the offer on a multi-fight contract. The following year, he was given his first shot at championship gold when he was pitted against Mike Brown at WEC 44, and he easily finished off the match, becoming the WEC Featherweight champion.

After the merger of the WEC and UFC, Jose Aldo signed a new and improved contract with the UFC and so far, he is still undefeated in the promotion, having had six successful title defenses overall in his career in the UFC. His fights have produced just one loss from a total of 23 fights.