Archive: Jose Aldo

Aug 4, 2013 9:19 am

UFC 163: Press Conference Highlights

A Dana White-less press conference at UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro revealed several nuggets for the company’s future in the country. Marshall Zelaznik said that plans are made for another busy 2014 in Brazil but with the World Cup and a major election to circumnavigate. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defended his title with...

Aug 2, 2013 1:29 pm

UFC 163 Weigh-In Results: One Fighter Misses Mark on First Attempt

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Tomorrow (August 3rd) Jose Aldo will place his UFC featherweight title on the line against “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. All fighters scheduled to perform tomorrow night hit the scales today (August 2nd) for the weigh-ins. All fighters, with...

Aug 2, 2013 10:49 am

Jose Aldo Believes TKZ Deserves UFC 163 Title Shot

“I was already in the groove of training for Pettis, but unfortunately, he got hurt, so we did have to adjust a few things. They have different styles. But I was already training, and I was already prepared, so just adjusting those final details… I think this fight is a very good fight. He deserves...

Aug 2, 2013 10:48 am

Lamas Down But Not Out Over Recent Title Snubs

  Ricardo Lamas feels like a man left out in the cold in the UFC featherweight division. Lamas has won four straight and seven of the his last eight, including top names like Cub Swanson and Erik Koch. But Lamas has been passed over, sometimes last minute, by Frankie Edgar (in a surprise announcement at...

Aug 2, 2013 10:07 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jose Aldo’s MMA Debut At 17 Years Old

Everyone started somewhere, and for UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, that somewhere was at 17yrs old against Mario Bigola. This fight took place on August 4, 2004 at Eco Fights 1 in Amapa, Brazil and launched the impressive career of one of the UFC’s most dominant champions. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 1, 2013 11:12 am

VIDEO | Jose Aldo Shares His Strategy For Taking Out The ‘Zombie’

Featherweight champ Jose Aldo puts his belt on the line when he goes toe-to-toe in the Octagon against the extremely dangerous Korean Zombie. Go inside his fight camp in Brazil and see how he made mid-course changes to prepare for this perilous opponent. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 1, 2013 10:59 am

PHOTO | Aldo & TKZ Staredown At Today’s Press Conference

Today at the UFC 163 pre-fight press conference, main event fighters, Jose Aldo and Chang Sung Jung squared off for the cameras. UFC 163 takes place this Saturday night (Aug. 3) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 29, 2013 11:39 am

Aldo Focused on TKZ, Not Potential Title Shot At 155

“I want to focus on my fight, then we’ll worry about a potential move. I don’t want to take too big of a step. I respect my opponent. I was already in the groove. I was prepared and I had to make a few adjustments, but I feel fine,” Aldo stated when asked about how the...

Jul 24, 2013 1:41 pm

VIDEO | UFC 163: Aldo vs Korean Zombie Extended Preview

It’s phenom vs. fearless as dynamic champion Jose Aldo faces the nearly-unstoppable “Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung. Plus, light heavyweight legend Lyoto Machida looks to shut down rising force Phil Davis. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 24, 2013 11:06 am

Benson Henderson Looking Forward to Getting His Hands on Anthony Pettis

After a bizarre series of card changes, former WEC lightweight champions Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis will face off in the Octagon to crown the best 155-pounder on the planet. Pettis was scheduled to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 163 for the featherweight title but was forced out after sustaining an injury. Upon learning of...

Jul 22, 2013 1:02 pm

VIDEO | A Very In Shape Chan Sung Jung Trains For Jose Aldo

With nearly a year on the sidelines, Chan Sung Jung, is returning to action in the best shape of his career. In this video we get a rare glimpse of his final training session for Jose Aldo who he faces at UFC 163. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 20, 2013 10:57 am

VIDEO | Jose Aldo: ‘Of course I will beat the Korean Zombie’

Any fighter at this level is dangerous. You have to respect them all and train very hard. That is what we have been doing for this fight. Because of that, I think things will go well for this fight. Maybe people dont give (Jung) the credit he deserves. But the fact he reached this point...

Jul 19, 2013 9:53 am

Clint Hester out, Cezar Ferreira now meets Thiago Santos at UFC 163

August’s UFC 163 event has undergone yet another change, as Thiago “Marreta” Santos (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in to replace the injured Clint Hester (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and will now meet Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on the evening’s main card. Ferriera claimed the “TUF: Brazil” tournament title by defeating...

Jul 18, 2013 9:48 am

With Robert Drysdale Out, UFC Newcomer Francimar Barroso Faces Ednaldo Oliveira

Jiu-jitsu ace and UFC newcomer Robert Drysdale was recently forced out of his UFC 163 bout with Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1, 1 NC) with a staph infection. Now, his former opponent, Ednaldo Oliveira, has been given a new challenger to face on August 3rd. That new challenger, like Drysdale, is also promotional newcomer as Francimar Barroso (15-3)...

Jul 12, 2013 7:46 am

With Josh Koscheck Injured, Bout With Demian Maia Scrapped from UFC 163

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck (17-7) has been stricken with injury and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 163 bout with Demian Maia (18-4). The two top welterweights were set to face off on August 3rd. With the short notice and legal complications that come along with setting up a fight past U.S. borders, the...

Jul 10, 2013 11:15 am

Chan Sung Jung Made Big Changes Outside Cage for Aldo Fight

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Chan Sung Jung, the fighter popularly known as the Korean Zombie, will be taking on arguably one of the best fighters pound-for-pound in Jose Aldo at UFC 163.  Jung is taking this fight after Anthony Pettis, who was originally slated to challenge Aldo’s title, was forced out with a knee injury....

Jul 9, 2013 11:08 am

VIDEO | UFC 163: Aldo vs. Jung Preview

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo continues his streak of superfights by taking on “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in one of the most anticipated battles of 2013. Plus, Demian Maia fights Josh Koscheck, and Lyoto Machida meets Phil Davis. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jul 4, 2013 10:25 am

Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot

UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson (20-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is coming off a huge TKO win over former #1 contender Nate Diaz back at UFC on FOX 7 in April. Now, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion has his eyes set on one man and one goal as he told in a recent interview: “I’m...

Jul 2, 2013 7:50 am

Cub Swanson: I’m the biggest threat to Aldo

Cub Swanson (19-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is set to square off with Dennis Siver (21-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) live this Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. A victory over Siver at UFC 162 would make it 5 straight wins for Swanson and would  inch him closer to a possible rematch with current...

Jun 27, 2013 9:07 am

TJ Grant Comments On Pettis Trying To Jump The Line: “It Was Pretty Dirty”

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan TJ Grant recently spoke on the ESPN UFC podcast about numerous things ranging from TRT to Anthony Pettis. Grant, who has been quiet on the situation of Pettis asking for Grant’s August 31st title shot against Ben Henderson, opened up with his thoughts on the situation saying: “I wish it...

Jun 26, 2013 2:10 pm

Dana White Unsure Why Anderson Silva “Loves to f**k with the media”

    UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has once again been called out, only this time it isn’t for a fight. Vocal UFC President Dana White said during a conference call earlier this week for UFC 162- where Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) will defend his championship against challenger Chris Weidman- that he...

Jun 21, 2013 10:28 am

UFC 163 Odds: Jose Aldo & Lyoto Machida open as big favorites

The betting lines for both the UFC 163 main and co-main events have been unveiled and they’re pretty lopsided. Brazilians Jose Aldo and Lyoto Machida have opened as big favorites over their respective opponents Chan Sung Jung and Phil Davis. Here’s a look at the lines (via BestFightOdds): UFC Featherweight Championship:  Champ Jose Aldo -560 ...