Archive: Jose Aldo

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.

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 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 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.

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 mmajunkie.com 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 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 ...

Jun 17, 2013 1:47 pm

Dana White not giving Pettis UFC 164 slot

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), recently dropped from the UFC’s lightweight ranks to the featherweight division for a shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Unfortunately for “Showtime” fans, Pettis suffered a knee injury in training and was forced to withdraw from the UFC 163 event. This past week, Pettis...

Jun 14, 2013 10:47 am

Pettis Injured, Korean Zombie Steps in to Fight Aldo at UFC 163

UFC president Dana White sent out a tweet earlier today revealing the news that former #1 UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis (16-2), had injured his knee and was out of his divisional debut against featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (22-1) at UFC 163. Pettis dropped to featherweight for this bout in an attemt to steal gold...

Jun 13, 2013 8:51 am

Jose Aldo Plans On Making Pettis Regret Drop To Featherweight

“I will prove that he should have stayed at lightweight and not drop down. After the fight, he will regret having fallen down to featherweight. I’m adapted, I always fought here. We have to respect, but here is our world and we will show who we are.” In a recent interview with, Brazilian Media outlet...

Jun 10, 2013 8:54 am

Aldo: Pettis cut in line for title shot; I might as well do the same thing

Former lightweight contender Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to face off with UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC 163 this August in Brazil. This weekend Aldo was asked for his thoughts regarding Pettis dropping down to 145lbs and receiving an immediate title shot, thus pushing aside...

Jun 3, 2013 8:11 am

EXCLUSIVE | Korean Zombie talks upcoming UFC 162 bout, Pettis vs Aldo and much more

Dubbed the ‘Korean Zombie’, Chan Sung Jung (13-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is one of the fastest rising stars in the UFC. His popularity can be attributed to his fight style, which involves Chan constantly moving forward and always looking to finish the fight. Jung has won “fight of the year” and “submission of the year”...

May 31, 2013 8:31 am

Thales Leites returns to face Tom Watson at UFC 163

Former middleweight title challenger, Thales Leites (20-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC), is once again a UFC fighter. Leites is set to make his octagon return this August at UFC 163 in Brazil against British standout Tom Watson (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Leites’ was released by the UFC following a UFC 101 split decision loss to Alessio...

May 30, 2013 10:26 am

Anthony Perosh vs. Vinny Magalhaes in the Works for UFC 163

  A light-heavyweight bout between Anthony Perosh (13-7) and Vinny Magalhaes (10-6) is in the works for UFC 163. UFC 163 is set for August 3rd at the HSBC Arena. Its main card will be broadcast on PPV while the preliminary cards will take place both on Facebook then FX. Perosh is coming off of...

May 29, 2013 10:39 am

Anthony Pettis: Aldo’s Never Seen Stand-Up Like Mine

“My whole career I’ve been fighting wrestlers. If you look back, all of my fights have been against wrestlers. Give me some strikers in front of me and you see how I perform. Another great reason why I chose to fight Aldo: He’s a great fighter, he’s a stand-up guy and he’s going to test...

May 17, 2013 4:31 pm

Exclusive | Part 2: Ian McCall on Chuck Liddell and more

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) Here is part 2 of my exclusive BJPENN.com interview with Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, as always Ian’s response is italicized. ES: If you could go back and change anything would you? “I’d change a lot, everyone says that you know ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’, fuck yeah I would, I screwed...

May 17, 2013 4:30 pm

Exclusive | Ian McCall: I offered to fight Frankie Edgar

By Evan Stoumbelis (@MMAEvan) I recently did an interview with UFC flyweight Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, we chatted about his future in the sport, future opponents, how he got his start in MMA, and much more. Ian’s responses are italicized. ES: First off Ian thanks for taking the time to do this interview, I really...

May 2, 2013 9:46 am

Pettis: Move To 145 Not Permanent

“A lot of things led to my cutting down to 145. I was tired of waiting for a 155-pound title shot. It’s not a permanent weight cut (to featherweight). But a striker like myself and Aldo, it doesn’t really matter what weight class it happens at. It’s going to be fireworks either way.” UFC lightweight,...

Apr 29, 2013 11:05 am

Jon Jones: “Anderson Silva is #1 P4P”

MMA fans love to argue about who they think is the best pound for pound fighter in the sport. José Aldo, Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are names usually at the top of that debate. When asked whom he thought was the best fighter in the world at the UFC 159 post...