jose aldo in crowd at ufc 142

Jose Aldo Scouting Report

Jose Aldo Scouting Report

Jose Aldo Scouting Report

Vitals

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

Record

26-2 (UFC: 8-1)

Current Streak

1 straight win

Training

Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

WEC Featherweight Champion: 2009-2010 (two successful title defenses)
UFC Featherweight Champion: 2010 – 2015 (seven successful title defenses)
Interim UFC Featherweight Champion: 2016-present (no title defenses)

 

Strengths

– dynamic, explosive, extremely dangerous striker
– very powerful hitter (hands, knees, feet)
– crippling leg kicks
– unorthodox strikes
– very quick with his striking
– swarms opponent when senses an opening
– 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
– lands almost twice as many significant strikes as he absorbs
– almost impenetrable takedown defense
– also very solid takedown accuracy
– big enough to fight in higher weight classes
– finishes fights
– is almost impossible to finish

 

Weaknesses

– 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
– effort level fluctuates
– can be knocked out
– has shown mind games can get to him
– has been injury prone throughout his career

 

Synopsis

The champ is dead.  Long live the champ.

 

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