jose aldo in crowd at ufc 142

Fighter Scouting Report: Jose Aldo

jose aldo celebrating in crowd at ufc 142

Jose Aldo


5’7″ 145 lbs (Featherweight)
70″ reach, Orthodox
September 9, 1986


24-1 (UFC: 6-0)

Current Streak

17 straight wins (6 straight in the UFC)


Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

WEC Featherweight Champion: 2009-2010 (two successful title defenses)
UFC Featherweight Champion: 2010 – present (six successful title defenses)



- dynamic, explosive, extremely dangerous striker
- very powerful hitter (hands, knees, feet)
- crippling leg kicks
- unorthodox strikes
- very athletic
- extremely experienced, yet still in his prime
- very well coached
- good on the ground (although doesn’t utilize it often)
- excellent striking defense (fifth best % in UFC history)
- lands almost twice as many significant strikes as he absorbs
- almost impenetrable takedown defense (tenth best % in UFC history)
- also very solid takedown accuracy
- big enough to fight in higher weight classes
- finishes fights
- is almost impossible to finish

- not much clinch game
- some question his cardio
- doesn’t spend much time on the ground
- can be submitted
- hasn’t faced much adversity in the cage/ring
- goes through a difficult weight cut to get to featherweight
- has become less aggressive since earning the belt



You go ahead and try to find some weaknesses with Jose Aldo’s fighting game.  I dare you!

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