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José Aldo

Born José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Junior
September 9, 1986 (1986-09-09) (age 23)
Other names Junior
Nationality Brazilian
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division 145
Reach 70.0 in (178 cm)
Style Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Team Nova União
Rank      black belt in BJJ
Years active 2004–present
MMA record
Total 17
Wins 16
By knockout 11
By submission 2
Losses 1
Other information
Official website
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: November 20, 2009

José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Junior (born September 9, 1986) is a Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter. He currently fights as a featherweight in the World Extreme Cagefighting promotion, where he is the current WEC Featherweight Champion. Aldo is currently ranked the #1 featherweight in the world by Sherdog.[1] Although he has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, he is making his name as a striker with all six of his WEC fights ending victoriously by knockout or technical knockout.


WEC career

Aldo made his debut for Mixed Martial Arts promoter World Extreme Cagefighting on June 1, 2008 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. In his debut with the organization he defeated renowned fighter Alexandre Franca Nogueira at WEC 34. Aldo won his fight on June 7, 2009 at WEC 41 against Cub Swanson via double flying knee 8 seconds into the first round. Aldo won the WEC Featherweight Championship against Mike Brown on November 18, 2009 at WEC 44. Aldo is on a nine fight win streak and has won his last six fights by TKO or KO.

José Aldo was the recipient of Fighter of the Year accolades for 2009 from both MMA Live and[2]. MMA Live is a weekly show about MMA on

Aldo is scheduled to defend the WEC Featherweight Championship against Urijah Faber on April 24, 2010 at WEC 48.[3]

Championships and Awards


  • 2009 Fighter of the Year [1]


  • Current Featherweight Champion
  • 3-time Knockout of the Night Honors recipient.

Personal Life

José Aldo was not very well off growing up, as WEC general manager Reed Harris states, "They were telling me that Wagnney Fabiano would be at the gym, and José would show up, and Wagnney would say, 'Have you eaten today or yesterday?' If not, they would go get him some food. That's how poor he was." [4] When asked in an interview by the WEC what his motivation is, Aldo replied "My personal desires. My dream, my goal is to own my own house. This dream motivates me more and more as I get closer to fulfilling it". [5]

Aldo received a scar on the left side of his face as a baby, when his sisters rolled him into a barbecue pit while his mother was distracted.[6]

Aldo is married. His wife has a purple belt in jiu-jitsu and has fought twice professionally in Muay-Thai.[7]

Mixed Martial Arts Record

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
United States Urijah Faber WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber April 24, 2010 United States Sacramento, California, US
For WEC Featherweight Championship
Win United States Mike Brown TKO (Punches) WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo 02009-11-18 November 18, 2009 2 1:20 United States Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Won WEC Featherweight Championship, Knockout of the Night.
Win United States Cub Swanson TKO (Double Flying Knees) WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber II 02009-06-07 June 7, 2009 1 0:08 United States Sacramento, California, US
Knockout of the Night
Win United States Chris Mickle TKO (Punches) WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia 02009-03-01 March 1, 2009 1 1:39 United States Corpus Christi, Texas, US
Win United States Rolando Perez TKO (Knee and Punches) WEC 38: Varner vs. Cerrone 02009-01-25 January 25, 2009 1 4:15 United States San Diego, California, US
Knockout of the Night
Win United States Jonathan Brookins TKO (Punches) WEC 36: Faber vs. Brown 02008-11-05 November 5, 2008 3 0:45 United States Hollywood, Florida, US
Win Brazil Alexandre Nogueira TKO (Punches) WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver 02008-06-01 June 1, 2008 2 3:22 United States Sacramento, California, US
WEC debut
Win Japan Shoji Maruyama Decision (Unanimous) Pancrase: 2007 Neo-Blood Tournament Finals 02007-07-27 July 27, 2007 3 5:00 Japan Tokyo, Japan
Win Brazil Fabio Mello Decision (Unanimous) TopFC 3 02007-05-02 May 2, 2007 3 5:00 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win Brazil Thiago Minu Decision (Majority) GoldFC 1 02006-05-20 May 20, 2006 3 5:00 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss Brazil Luciano Azevedo Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Jungle Fight 5 02005-11-26 November 26, 2005 2 3:37 Brazil Manaus, Brazil
Win United Kingdom Micky Young TKO (Punches) FX3: Battle of Britain 02005-10-15 October 15, 2005 1 1:05 England England
Win England Phil Harris TKO (Doctor Stoppage) UK-1: Fight Night 02005-09-17 September 17, 2005 1 N/A England England
Win Brazil Anderson Silverio Submission (Soccer Kicks) Meca Vale Tudo 12 02005-07-09 July 9, 2005 1 7:33 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win Brazil Aritano Barbosa TKO (Soccer Kicks) Rio MMA Challenge 1 02005-05-12 May 12, 2005 1 0:22 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win Brazil Luiz de Paula Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Shooto Brazil 7 02005-03-19 March 19, 2005 1 0:56 Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Win Brazil Hudson Rocha TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Shooto Brazil: Never Shake 02004-10-23 October 23, 2004 1 5:00 Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
Win Brazil Mario Bigola KO (Head Kick) EcoFight 1 02004-08-10 August 10, 2004 1 0:18 Brazil Amapá, Brazil

See also


External links

Preceded by
Mike Brown
4th WEC Featherweight Champion
November 18, 2009 - Present


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