“I’m very grateful to fight him,” Pedro Munhoz has a lot of reverence for his next opponent Jose Aldo ahead of UFC 265

Pedro Munhoz talks about his opponent Jose Aldo ahead of his fight at UFC 265. The Bantamweight shows respect to his fellow Brazilian.

Pedro Munhoz and Jose Aldo UFC 265
Pedro Munhoz and Jose Aldo

Brazilian UFC Bantamweight contender Pedro Munhoz has one of the biggest fights in his career coming up against fellow Brazilian Jose Aldo at UFC 265. Munhoz is very grateful to share the stage with someone he looked up to.

Pedro Munhoz is coming off a win against Jimmie Rivera at UFC Fight Night: Rozentruik vs. Gane. The Brazilain won via decision and is now scheduled to fight former featherweight champion, Jose Aldo. Pedro has a record of 19-5-0 and is very determined to climb his way up and fight the best of the best. Meanwhile, Jose is coming off a win against Marlon Vera in 2020.

Recently, Munhoz gave an exclusive interview to the MMA news page, AgFight. In the interview, Munhoz spoke about his next opponent and how honored he will be to take on a legend like Aldo. “It’s going to be an honor to share the Octagon with Aldo,” Munhoz said. “I really admire his style. I’ve always watched his fights and I know how much he has done for his community. He’s always been a reference for me in the sport. I’m very grateful to fight him.”

Pedro Munhoz believes there will be a violent fight

Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie rivera
Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera

Despite being a fan of someone like Jose, Pedro is not looking to show any mercy when it comes to fighting him in the octagon. “We both have similar fighting styles,” Pedro continued. “We both walk forward, so I think it’s going to be a very entertaining, explosive fight. It sure will be a fight with high levels of technique. Everyone knows what they can expect from me. Always aggressive and looking for the finish. That matches well with Aldo’s style.”

Jose has been one of the most successful MMA fighters from Brazil. His reign as featherweight was one of the most dominant in the world. Aldo has fought 3 fights in the bantamweight division and has only one win. Two losses have come against Marlon Moraes and Petr Yan. Aldo will look to get back to his best. UFC 265 card is headlined by the interim heavyweight title bout between Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane.

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