Archive: Jose Aldo

Nov 6, 2013 7:32 am

Cruz vs. Barao Trumps Aldo vs. Lamas for Main Event Slot at UFC 169

  The title unification bout between interim UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and champion Dominick Cruz has taken top billing at UFC 169. Previously thought to be the main event, a fight between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Ricardo Lamas will now be in the co-main event spot. Cruz has been sidelined with a...

Nov 4, 2013 8:19 am

Jon Jones Makes the Cover of EA Sports UFC, to be Joined by Fan-Voted Second Fighter

One half of the two-man cover for the highly-anticipated EA Sports UFC game has been announced. That man is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Jones was picked based on this set of standards via the official website for the game: The fighter we ultimately chose is one whose talent, technicality and toughness we felt best...

Oct 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Cruz vs. Barao/Aldo vs. Lamas Set for UFC 169 Co-Main/Main Event

UFC 169 just received a pair of highly-anticipated lighter weight championship fights. Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) is returning from over two years away with a lingering knee injury and a series of surgeries, and will take on the longtime interim champion, Renan Barao (33-1). Barao has twice defended his interim title since winning it...


Oct 23, 2013 12:32 pm

Jose Aldo Wants Pettis Super Fight at Lightweight

  It was a fight we thought we were going to get at featherweight, but an injury forced Anthony Pettis (left) out of a highly anticipated title fight against Jose Aldo (right).  Now that Pettis holds UFC gold at 155 lbs., it seems that the 145-lb. champion wants the shot to win his second UFC...

Oct 21, 2013 11:00 am

Ricardo Lamas Not Getting Hopes Up for Aldo Fight Just Yet

  Reports have surfaced about a potential featherweight title fight between Ricardo Lamas (pictured) and UFC champion Jose Aldo at UFC 169, the UFC’s annual Super Bowl weekend event.  For the challenger Lamas, he won’t get excited until he signs the contract.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Last week, reports surfaced of a featherweight title...

Oct 18, 2013 12:01 pm

Report: Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas Potential for Super Bowl Weekend

  In the days leading up to UFC 166, UFC President Dana White talked to the media about what lies ahead for the UFC.  One of those plans includes booking Ricardo Lamas against UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (pictured), for the UFC card on Super Bowl Weekend.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC President Dana...

Oct 9, 2013 10:33 am

Aldo Wants Pettis At Lightweight

“Many people talked about moving up (to 155 pounds), and I’ve asked for that. But Andre (Pederneiras, his coach) and Dana (White) said it wasn’t the right moment. Moving up to lightweight is closer and closer. When they think it’s time to move up, I’ll do it no problem.” “I never chose opponents, but I...

Sep 30, 2013 10:19 am

Dana White: We will do 13 MMA events in Brazil in 2014

UFC President Dana White told the mixed martial arts media during yesterday’s presser scrum that fans can expect 13 separate events in Brazil next year (2014): “We’ll do 13 next year, and not only continue to grow this market, but create more talent here. There’s just so much talent in Brazil. The fact that we...

Sep 27, 2013 12:39 pm

Conor McGregor talks ACL recovery, calls Jose Aldo ‘basic’

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (14-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has been making headlines ever since he signed with ZUFFA earlier this year. McGregor made his octagon debut in April, where he scored a 67-second TKO  victory over Marcus Brimage in Sweden. The Irish born fighter was most recently seen in action at the “UFC Fight Night 26” event...

Sep 27, 2013 12:17 pm

MMA fighter Leandro ‘Feijao’ Souza dies cutting weight

Tragedy has struck the MMA community in Brazil, as it was announced yesterday that Nova Uniao fighter, Leandro ‘Feijao’ Souza, died just prior to weighing in for his ‘Shooto 43’ flyweight bout against Gabriel Brasil. The 26-year-old “Feijao” was suffering from complications with his weigh cut, according to teammate Andre Santos, who spoke with MMA...

Sep 18, 2013 6:54 am

Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz set for UFC on FOX 9

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a key featherweight bout between Chad “Money” Mendes (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC on FOX 9 card set for December 14 in Sacramento, California. Chad “Money” Mendes is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Clay Guida, which occured at August’s UFC 164 event in...

Sep 17, 2013 9:55 am

Aldo on McGregor: He has to back up all the talk now

“The Irish guy? I’m always watching every featherweight that fights in the UFC because we can eventually fight in the future. He’s a great fighter… He’s starting now, but he is already saying some polemical things. It’s part of the business. The (talking) put him on the map, so now he will have to show...

Sep 16, 2013 11:46 am

Aldo Favors Swanson/Lamas Over Rematch Against Mendes

Sorry Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo is not interested in a rematch! Former title challenger, Chad Mendes has made a strong case for a rematch against Jose Aldo. The champ however, has different plans. Here’s what Aldo told MMAFighting.com about the pecking order in his division: “Chad Mendes is still starting, haven’t fought anyone ranked yet,...

Sep 3, 2013 8:26 pm

Dana White Confirms TJ Grant vs. Anthony Pettis for Lightweight Title

After a whirlwind of injuries, card shifts, and late replacements, the past two PPV events have featured two title fights with opponents who weren’t originally booked. Well the only person to not benefit from the event modifications was TJ Grant (21-5), who was forced out of the UFC 164 main event leaving a title shot...

Sep 3, 2013 12:21 pm

Joseph Benavidez doesn’t have to be mad to fight

The No. 2 ranked flyweight in the world, Joseph Benavidez (18-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC), will return to the cage this Wednesday to take on Jussier Formiga (15-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) on the main card of UFC Fight Night 28 in Brazil. After suffering a split decision loss to Demetrious Johnson last September in his bid for the UFC...

Sep 2, 2013 12:58 pm

Jose Aldo Says Dana White’s Promises Are Only Thing Holding Up Pettis Fight

It didn’t take much time after Anthony Pettis’  first-round submission victory over former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, for the world to begin clamoring for a super fight between Pettis and UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (Pictured).   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following UFC 164, the MMA world was focused on one fight.  It wasn’t...

Sep 2, 2013 12:11 pm

T.J. Grant Wants Pettis: ‘I feel like I’ve earned it’

T.J. Grant watched from the sidelines this past weekend a title fight in which he was supposed to be.  Though an injury forced the lightweight out of the fight against Henderson at UFC 164, Grant believes he has earned himself the next shot at the new champion, Anthony Pettis.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC...

Sep 2, 2013 12:10 pm

Chad Mendes Wants Title Shot vs. Jose Aldo Following TKO Over Clay Guida

Chad Mendes scored his fourth straight victory via T/KO this past weekend with a TKO win over Clay Guida in the third round of their UFC 164.  Already ranked the number one featherweight contender coming into this fight, Mendes believes the next thing for him is the belt.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It...

Aug 22, 2013 6:59 am

‘Korean Zombie’ likely out one year following surgeries

Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) may have to wait a bit longer than originally expected to get back into the UFC featherweight title hunt, as his manager Brian Rhee informed MMAFighting.com that “TKZ” could be out of action for up to a full year while he recovers from surgeries he had to repair his seperated...

Aug 12, 2013 10:58 am

Aldo Cool With TRT, Believes Couture Used It

“I don’t see the problem with using TRT. Everybody uses [steroids], from the champion to the newcomer. I believe we [from Nova Uniao] are the only ones that don’t do that, because Andre (Pederneiras) was always against steroids. I think it’s wrong to criticize someone who came forward and said they take TRT. Americans always...

Aug 9, 2013 11:55 am

All Fighters Pass UFC 163 Drug Test

All fighters on the UFC 163 card, which saw UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defend his belt against Chan Sung Jung, have passed the post-fight drug test.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Brazilian Athletic Commission announced Friday that all fighters from this month’s UFC 163 event have passed the mandatory drug tests.  UFC...

Aug 8, 2013 10:49 am

Korean Zombie Suffered Broken Orbital In Title Fight With Aldo

The Korean Zombie, Chan Sung Jung, put up a valiant effort last weekend in the UFC 163 main event against Jose Aldo, but it wasn’t enough. The fight ended when an overhand right landed on the champion that caused Jung’s shoulder to dislocate. Aldo jumped all over the injured challenger and the fight ended shortly...

Aug 7, 2013 6:24 am

Aldo hospitalized with kidney stones

Not only did Jose Aldo (23-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) successfully defend his UFC featherweight title after fracturing his foot in the first round at UFC 163, apparently he also did it while dealing with a serious kidney problem: Dr. Marcio Tannure, the UFC’s doctor in Brazil, told MMAFighting.com that the UFC featherweight champion was taken to...

Aug 6, 2013 11:03 am

UFC 163 Medical Suspensions: Aldo and Jung Both Out Over 3 Months

  UFC 163 took a toll on its competitors.  Among the 10 fighters on the main card, 4 received suspensions of 90 days or more.  Headliners Chan Sung Jung and featherweight champion Jose Aldo (whose injured foot is pictured above) each received suspensions for injuries apparent to many viewers.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  ...

Aug 5, 2013 12:28 pm

Pettis Denies Aldo Coaches Claims Of Fake Injury To Avoid Title Fight

Over the weekend Nova Uniao founder and Jose Aldo head coach, Andre Pederneiras, went on a Brazilian radio show and pretty much dissed top UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis, for backing out of what should have been the main event last weekend. “In my opinion, [Pettis] never got hurt,” Pederneiras stated. “He realized he’d never...

Aug 5, 2013 10:40 am

PHOTO | Jose Aldo Broke His Foot In Fight With ‘Korean Zombie’

Many wondered why Jose Aldo abandoned his crushing kicking techniques last weekend at UFC 163 against the ‘Korean Zombie’. Apparently the UFC featherweight champion broke his foot with the very first kick he landed in the fight and these photo’s prove it. His coach commented to MMAFighting about the inure: “He broke his foot two...