Top 5 performances of Jose Aldo in UFC

Jose Aldo is one of the greatest UFC champions and pioneers of modern-day MMA. He has produced some of the most phenomenal performances in UFC history. Here is the list of Top 5 performances of Jose Aldo in UFC.

Top 5 performances of Jose Aldo
Top 5 performances of Jose Aldo

‘The King of Rio’ Jose Aldo is hailed as one of the greatest UFC champions ever. He is the first UFC Featherweight champion who he became after the merger of UFC and WEC and Aldo as also a former UFC Featherweight champion. He made his debut in the year 2005 and ‘The King of Rio’ remained undefeated for over a decade. Today we’ll discuss the Top 5 performances of Jose Aldo in UFC.

Jose Aldo won 18 consecutive fights before he finally lost against Conor McGregor at UFC 194. Aldo now competes in the Bantamweight division of UFC and he is looking to strap that Bantamweight title around his waist. ‘The King of Rio’ has produced some of the most phenomenal performances over the years and let’s go through the top 5 performances of Jose Aldo.

List of Top 5 performances of Jose Aldo in UFC

5. Jose Aldo vs The Korean Zombie (UFC 163)

Top 5 performances of Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo vs Korean Zombie

Jose Aldo faced one of the most lethal strikers in the UFC Featherweight division ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung at the main event of UFC 163 to defend his UFC Featherweight division title. Korean Zombie stepped into this fight riding a three fights win streak with the biggest win of his UFC career against coming to Dustin Poirier at UFC on Fuel: The Korean Zombie vs Poirier.

Zombie poses a great threat to Aldo’s title and he kept going back and forth for the first three rounds of the fight. But ‘The King of Rio’ defeated him in the fourth round by TKO from punches and added one more title defense to his long list. This performance is ranked on number fifth in our list of Top 5 performances of Jose Aldo in UFC.

4. Jose Aldo vs Pedro Munhoz (UFC 265)

Jose Aldo vs Pedro Munhoz
Jose Aldo vs Pedro Munhoz

Jose Aldo faced one of the most promising names in the UFC Bantamweight division, Pedro Munhoz at the co-main event of UFC 265. Munhoz stepped into this fight with a win against UFC veteran, Jimmie Rivera in his last fight and he was considered as a tough test for Aldo.

But ‘The King of Rio’ gave one of the best performances of his UFC career in this fight and defeated Munhoz by unanimous decision in the end. Many fellow fighters hailed this performance of Aldo as one of his greatest performances and which is why it is ranked on number fourth in our list of Top 5 performances of Jose Aldo in UFC.

3. Jose Aldo vs Rob Font (UFC on ESPN: Font vs Aldo)

Jose Aldo vs Rob Font
Jose Aldo vs Rob Font

‘The King of Rio’ Jose Aldo faced one of the toughest tests for him in the UFC Bantamweight division until now in the form of Rob Font at UFC on ESPN: Font vs Aldo. Font stepped into this fight with a win against former UFC Bantamweight champion, Cody Garbrandt into this fight and he was the betting favorite to win this one.

Aldo picked the pace from the second round after having a rough first round and won the fight by unanimous decision in the end. He not only outlasted Rob Font’s striking, but he also displayed why he is a future Hall of Famer. This performance of Aldo is ranked number three in our list of Top 5 performances of Jose Aldo in UFC.

2. Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes 1 (UFC 142)

Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes
Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes

Jose Aldo faced the former three times UFC title challenger and one of the biggest names in the Featherweight division, Chad Mendes at the main event of UFC 142. Mendes was undefeated before this fight and he stepped into this one riding an eleven-fight win streak with his latest win coming against Rani Yahya.

Mendes was considered as a real quest for Aldo but ‘The King of Rio’ knocked him out in the very first round of the fight that to by a knee and defended his title once again. This phenomenal performance of Aldo is ranked number two in our list of Top 5 performances of Jose Aldo in UFC.

1. Jose Aldo vs Urijah Faber (WEC 48)

Jose Aldo vs Urijah Faber
Jose Aldo vs Urijah Faber

The fight between Jose Aldo and Urijah Faber took place in WEC which is now known as UFC. It was one of those fights which are known as the pioneers of modern-day MMA. Aldo won the WEC Bantamweight title just before this fight by defending Mike Brown and he faced Faber for his first title defense.

Jose Aldo tore Urijah Faber for five rounds with these ruthless leg kicks in this fight and Faber’s leg turned completely blue from the beating he took in this fight. In the end, Aldo won the fight by unanimous decision of the judges and this performance of Aldo is no doubt hailed as one of the best performances of his UFC career which is why we ranked it on number one in our list of Top 5 performances of Jose Aldo in UFC.

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