Decision (Split)
      Moraes blasted Aldo with some massive head kicks & big punches early in the first round, before Aldo even had a chance to settle into his bantamweight debut. Aldo eventually took control of the center of the cage, but Moraes was still picking him apart from the outside. Aldo became a lot more aggressive in the final minute of the round, he went in for the kill, he hurt Moraes, and then Moraes grabbed him, and slammed Aldo to the ground. Aldo started to look strong at the end, but the first round should still pretty clearly goes to Moraes.
     Moraes was slowing down significantly in the second round, and Aldo looked confident & healthy, so Aldo was able to turn it up a couple of notches, and pretty clearly won that round with his aggressive striking, while walking down Moraes for the duration of the round. Moraes still landed some solid shots, but Aldo looks pretty good at 135. This fight should be all tied up going into the final round. I'm impressed by how good Aldo looks tonight.
     Aldo continued to stalk Moraes for most of the final round, which could lead you to believe that Aldo was winning that round, but in my opinion, Moraes was landing the better shots, especially in the final 2 minutes, he blasted Aldo with some big shots. This was a close fight, it could technically go either way, but I'm scoring it 29-28 for Marlon Moraes. Two judges agreed with me, giving Marlon Moraes the razor thin split decision victory. That was a good performance for both fighters.
      This fight was all about Volkanovski chipping away at Aldo, while Aldo was looking for the perfect moment to counter, which never came. There was a decent battle from the clinch late in the second round, but Volkanovski was even winning there. Volkanovski took a 20-18 lead going into the final round. The fight has been close, but Volkanovski is just slightly winning every exchange.
     The final round was another round of Volkanovski grinding out Aldo in the clinch against the fence, and outstriking him whenever they would battle from range. Volkanovski is a beast, and I'm not THAT surprised by this win, but Aldo has become extremely inconsistent ever since his loss to Conor McGregor. This has been a bad night for Brazil.
TKO (Punches & Knees)
      The first round had both guys trading mostly single shots, with a lot of power, but not a lot of real aggression. Aldo clipped Carneiro in the second round, he seemed rocked, so Aldo went in for the kill, unloaded with violent combinations for a solid 30 seconds or so, forcing the referee to stop the fight, as Carneiro just kept backing up, and he looked like he didn't know where he was. That was a badass second round finish by Jose Aldo.
TKO (Punches)
      These guys both came out swangin' and bangin', the first round was filled with some wild back & forth action, Stephens rocked the shit out of Aldo, it looked like he was going to finish him off with some strikes against the fence, and then Aldo said fuck that shit, and started firing back, he hurt Stephens, and they both unloaded on each other, until Aldo eventually blasted Stephens with a brutal body shot that put him down, Aldo jumped on him, unloaded with some big punches on the ground, Stephens tried to curl up to defend himself, but the liver shot clearly had him hurt, and he wasn't able to recover fast enough for the referee, so the fight was stopped late in the first round. That was a huge win for Jose Aldo, and possibly a career saving victory.
TKO (Punches)
      The first round was a calculated striking match. Holloway threw twice as many strikes, but they basically landed the same amount of strikes, meaning that Aldo was a lot more accurate, and I also think Aldo landed the harder shots. It was a close round, but Aldo ended with a big flurry, so I'm giving the first round to Aldo.
     The second round had Aldo blasting Holloway's lead leg with a series of brutal kicks that caused him to loose his footing a bit. They both landed a lot of big shots, but by the end of the round, Holloway looked like he was pulling ahead a bit with the activity. This fight is extremely close, so I'm going to assume it's all tied up after two rounds.
      The third round was another solid round of striking, and then shit got fucking INSANE in the final 2 minutes, where they both just opened up on each other, landing a lot of brutal punch combinations, Aldo was about to go out, so he had to shoot for a takedown, but Holloway ended up on top, he unloaded with a lot of bombs, Aldo's face exploded, blood flying everything, Holloway refused to let up, and the referee eventually had to stop the fight. Max Holloway is legit the UFC Featherweight Champion, as he finished the greatest Featherweight of all time, TWICE in a row. Both times in the third round. Max Holloway is a fucking beast, and I REALLY want to see him fight Conor McGregor at this point.
TKO (Punches)
      Nothing really happened in the first half of the opening round. Aldo unloaded with some violent strikes halfway through the round, and rocked Holloway a couple of times, but Holloway recovered quickly, and fired back. That entire round was basically just a "testing the range" round, but when the highlight reel moments happened, they were being delivered by Aldo, so I scored the first round for Jose Aldo.
      The second round was the first REAL round of the fight, as both guys came out swinging. Aldo blasted Holloway late in the round, and Holloway started taunting Aldo heavily, and then blasted him with some wild shit at the end of the round, only to get clipped again. They both landed with some heavy punches, but I thought Holloway was significantly more active in that round, so I scored the second round in favor of Holloway.
      Aldo looked like he was slowing down in the third round, as Holloway started to pick up the pace, throwing some fast combinations, while Aldo was mostly just looking to land the one big power punch. Holloway knocked down Aldo halfway through the round, and mounted him in an awkward mount, but Aldo was still scrambling around. Holloway landed a lot of punches on the ground, he nearly finished Aldo several times, he blasted him with countless bombs on the ground, he went for a rear-naked choke, but gave that up in favor of some additional punches. Aldo gave up his back again, Holloway continued to unload on him, Aldo said he was fine, but he probably took over a hundred shots to the head on the ground, so the referee finally decided to stop the fight. That was a FANTASTIC finish by Max Holloway, as he officially wins the UFC Featherweight Championship. Now you have to wonder, is Conor ever going to come back to defend HIS Featherweight title? Or are we going to go ahead and admit that Max Holloway is the #1 Featherweight in the world, which is what I've been saying for a while now.
      Edgar spent the first round picking apart Aldo with leg kicks, which is a weird turn of events. Edgar landed at least 3x's the number of strikes Aldo threw in that first round. Aldo landed some decent shots, and finally got kind of crazy in the final 10 seconds, but round one has to go to Edgar for 4+ minutes of being the only one with any real noteworthy offense. Aldo dropped Edgar late in the round though, so that round could possibly go either way.
     The second round started with Edgar being aggressive again, but every shot that Aldo lands, looks like it does some serious damage. Edgar on the other hand, is just moving around a lot, and peppering Aldo with light shots. Edgar's right eye is already bleeding, just halfway through the second round. Aldo shot for a couple of takedowns, but Aldo stuffed all of his shots with ease. This fight is all about Aldo looking like he could finish Edgar at any second, while Edgar is being FAR more aggressive, but that also means that he's leaving himself open for a lot more counters. I have no idea where the scorecards should be after the first two rounds, so I'm just going to say they're even going into the third round.
     They continued to trade strikes to start the third round, and Edgar shot for a deep takedown one minute into the round, but Aldo stuffed it easily again. Aldo's takedown defense is fucking ridiculous. Edgar pinned him against the cage, and threw some knees to the inside of his thigh. They broke apart, and Edgar landed some decent punches. I feel like Edgar is landing far more often, but his face is pretty jacked up already. Edgar clipped Aldo with a left hand halfway through the round, and followed it up with some hard punches. These guys are both trading at a good pace with 90 seconds left in the round. Edgar shot for another takedown, and Aldo stuffed it again. Aldo has been landing a lot of great knees when Edgar moves in on him. We're 3 rounds in, and I still have no idea who is winning this fight. I'm leaning toward Aldo at this point.
     Aldo looks like a fucking giant against Edgar. Edgar is still being more aggressive, but Aldo is doing FAR more damage. That's been the story of the entire fight, and that's the story for the fourth round as well. I have to assume that Aldo is winning this fight, but in my opinion, this has been a VERY close fight, and I wouldn't be shocked by a split-decision. Aldo dropped Edgar in the final 20 seconds of the fourth round, so I'm assuming that Aldo is ahead going into the final round.
     Also spent the final round dancing around, avoiding Edgar's aggression, but every time that Aldo WOULD throw a strike, it looked lethal. Edgar clipped Aldo with another hard left hand. Aldo nearly dropped Edgar with a right. Edgar continued to move forward, still trying to bring the fight to Aldo, and Aldo almost looked like he didn't want to fight at all, but I can't stress enough, every shot Aldo landed with, looked like it could kill a normal human being. Edgar was FAR more aggressive in this fight, but his face also looked like it had been torn apart by a machine gun, so... I'm scoring this fight for Aldo, 49-46, but I still won't be shocked if it ends up being a weird split-decision or something. All 3 judges agreed, giving the fight to Jose Aldo, the UFC Interim Featherweight Champion.
KO (Punch)
      That was kind of ridiculous. Aldo ran in with his eyes closed, threw a punch, Conor landed first, right on the chin with a massive left hand, Aldo got knocked the fuck out, Conor blasted him with a couple more punches on the ground and the fight was stopped. Conor McGregor just ended the most hyped fight in MMA history, in 13 seconds. Conor McGregor is the Undisputed UFC Featherweight Champion.
      Now THAT was a fucking fight! It was a really close fight, with lots of back & forth action, both guys rocked each other, both guys showed solid wrestling skills (Aldo even got full mount in the first round), and both guys showed stellar striking, but Aldo's striking is fucking amazing. So yeah, in the end, I gave the fight to Jose Aldo, 49-46, and all 3 judges agreed. I know SOME people thought Mendes won, but yeah, I'm going to say this was a good decision, and a tremendous win for Jose Aldo.
      This was a pretty good title fight, with Jose Aldo doing his usual striking game, where he kicked the shit out of Lamas's legs, and punched him with crisp punches, and threw flying knees and all kinds of shit. When the fight went to the ground, Aldo was able to control most of the ground game as well, and his takedown defense, especially earlier in the fight, was outstanding. Lamas ended the final round on top, in Aldo's guard, but he wasn't really able to do much other than some basic ground & pound, but it was nowhere near enough to win the fight for him. Good fight by both fighters, and Aldo wins the fight, 49-46 on everyone's scorecards.
TKO (Punches)
      Wow, this was a pretty good fight, with a scary ending. Jose Aldo looked sharp, slamming Jung like crazy, punching him, kicking him, it was a pretty hardcore performance by Jose Aldo, and Chan Sung Jung is a beast, because after his shoulder popped out of socket, Jung was trying to pop it back into place, while still fighting in the fourth round. That dude is fucking crazy! But yeah, awesome win for Jose Aldo, and he's getting closer and closer to the whole "unstoppable" reputation. Who else is left in this division at this point, that Aldo hasn't already stomped? Dennis Bermudez maybe?
      Well, here were are with another Frankie Edgar decision. With that being said, as usual, he got his ass beat for the first 3 rounds, and then his gas tank kicked it into high gear, and he was able to make an impressive showing for himself in the fourth & fifth rounds. In the end, I gave the fight to Jose Aldo, 48-47, and for the most part, the judges agreed, so yeah, Jose Aldo is probably the scariest 145 pound fighter I've ever seen. His leg kicks are like sledge hammers. BRUTAL!!! And his takedown defense is second to none.
KO (Knee)
      Yeah! Jose Aldo is the Champion! (still)... This was a pretty good fight, but Mendes didn't seem to have a very good gameplan. Jose Aldo is the king of leg kicks, and Mendes tried to have a leg kick match with him, not a good idea. Jose Aldo has some of the best takedown defense ever, and Mendes tried to take him down. Eventually, that lead to the demise of Mendes, as he went for a takedown at the end of the first round, and Aldo hit him with the fastest knee I've ever seen, and BLAM, Mendes was out. Great title defense by Jose Aldo!
      I really thought this was going to be Kenny's first championship, but after the first round, he sort of fell apart. I gave the first round to Florian, for having the superior striking, and he just seemed a lot more aggressive. After that, it was obvious Kenny wasn't going to be able to take Aldo to the ground, so Jose Aldo started to unleash some really solid striking of his own, beating Kenny for the final 4 rounds. In the end, Aldo remains the champion, via unanimous decision.
      This fight turned into something similar to a car crash, you can't help but watch it, wondering if the guy's head is going to fall off. Jose Aldo won the first 4 rounds, hands down, so overall, he clearly won this fight, and all 3 judges agreed. The final round though, once Hominick realized he had a lump on his forehead the size of a FUCKING BASKETBALL, he really turned up the pace, and beat the living shit out of Jose Aldo for the final 5 minutes. Great fight overall, and as much as I would have liked to see someone finish this fight, these guys both have a crazy amount of heart.
KO (Punches)
      Manny did a good job slowing down the pace of Aldo in the first round, landing some heavy punches on the head of Aldo, and showing decent in & out foot movement. Aldo still landed some really hard leg kicks, and a nice knee, but for the most part, the first round was a lot closer than I would have expected. Gamburyan came out in the second round like a ball of fire, throwing bombs, and shooting for a hard takedown, but Aldo was easily able to slip right out of it, it's like people keep shooting for single legs, and Aldo's legs are too skinny, and he just slips right out of every takedown I see people try to execute on him. A little past the one minute mark of the second round, Aldo rocked Manny with some punches, Gamburyan fell down, and Aldo knocked him unconscious with some brutal ground & pound while Manny was laying on the ground face first. Brutal KO victory by Jose Aldo.
      The first round mostly had both guys testing the distance, not really attacking at all. Aldo tripped Faber at one point, but not a lot happened other than that. A few decent strikes were thrown going both ways, and I guess Aldo wins that round, but it could be a draw so far. The second round had Aldo opening up a little more, picking apart Faber with his strikes, while dodging most of Faber's attacks. Round 2 clearly goes to Aldo, as Faber was already limping back to his corner after that round, due to a series of heavy leg kicks.
     Aldo continued to chop away at Faber's legs in the third round, while blasting him in the face with punches to keep things interesting. Faber looks like he's just going to try to survive at this point, clearly terrified of Aldo's kicks. Aldo knocked him down with a leg kick with 10 seconds left in the round, and his corner basically carried him back to his corner after that round, due to the damage done to his legs.
     The fourth round had Aldo chopping Faber's legs off, causing him to hobble around like a broken man. Faber fell down, and Aldo jumped on him, beat the shit out of him, and grabbed his back. It's a sad day when your best moment in a fight, is Aldo grabbing your back, because now "at least he can't kick your legs anymore". Faber wrestled his way back to his feet, and then Aldo went back to chipping away at his legs. The round ended with Aldo on top of Faber, in the mounter crucifix, as he chipped away at Faber's forehead with elbows. Faber is getting destroyed, and this fight probably should have been stopped at some point in the fourth round.
     Aldo continued to beat the shit out of Faber in the final round, and Faber's only real offense was a shot that left him desperately clinging to Aldo's ankle, while Aldo just walked away to avoid the takedown. Aldo could have easily finished this fight in the fifth round, but he didn't really attack very much, so we're left with a boring round, with Faber clearly done, and Aldo just riding the clock for the decision victory. I scored this fight 50-43 for Jose Aldo, and for the most part, all 3 judges agreed, giving him the clear unanimous decision victory.
TKO (Punches)
      These guys traded strikes at a decent pace for the first half of the first round, with Aldo clearly delivering more damage, throwing some brutal kicks and fast hands. Brown shot for a takedown, but Aldo pretty easily stuffed it. They clinched for quite a while, with Brown pressing Aldo against the cage, while throwing short knees to Aldo's thighs. They broke apart with a minute left in the round. Aldo continued to pick apart Brown for the rest of the round.
     The second round started with Aldo looking to murder Brown with brutal punches, and kicks, and knees, and Brown continued to fail with his wrestling offense. Aldo eventually got on top of Brown, mounted him, grabbed his back, and punched him in the head repeatedly, as Brown was clearly finished fighting, and after several seconds of Aldo beating the shit out of Brown, the referee finally stopped the fight. Great finish for Jose Aldo, the new WEC Featherweight Champion.
TKO (Flying Knee and Punches)
      Finally! We get to see Aldo fight someone I'm actually familiar with, Cub Swanson is kind of a badass. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see ANY of Swanson's skills in this fight, because Aldo started the fight by BLASTING him in the face with a BRUTAL flying knee, knocking Swanson to the ground, holding his face like he had just been slammed with a baseball bat, and it looked like Swanson's lower eyelid was about to fall off. Jose Aldo is fucking BRUTAL!!! This was a great win, that earns Aldo a title shot.
TKO (Punches)
      Chris Mickle looks like he's never fought a day in his life. His striking technique is atrocious. Chin forward, wobbly legs, wild looping punches, poor accuracy. Aldo played with him for about a minute, and then decided to put an end to it, blasting Mickle with a big knee ot the chin, an ultra fast kick to the head, and then he nearly knocked his head off with some fast & brutal giant hooks, that ended the fight in under 2 minutes. Awesome performance by Aldo, but again, I ask, who the fuck is Chris Mickle? Why isn't Aldo fighting guys I've heard of?
KO (Knee & Punches)
      Perez tried to work his boxing & leg kicks against Aldo, but that's just silly. Who the hell is Rolando Perez? Aldo just kept walking him down, Perez was throwing everything he could at Aldo, but eventually Aldo kicked him in the head, and then punched him a few times, kicked him in the leg, BLASTED him in the face with a massive knee, knocking Perez on his ass after busting his face open, and then he finished him off with punches on the ground. Perez got beatdown in this fight. Another great performance by Aldo, but I'd like to see him fight someone with a bigger name sometime soon.
TKO (Punches)
      Brookins secured one nice takedown in the first round, where he sort of tossed Aldo to the ground, but that was pretty much his only real worthwhile offense in this fight. Aldo kicked the shit out of the lead knee of Brookins in this fight, and he nearly took his head off with brutal punch combinations. The entire second round was another striking clinic, with Aldo destroying the knee of Brookins with those leg kicks, and blasting his face with hard punch combinations. Jose Aldo is a scary dude at 145. The second round started, and Aldo went into full Muay Thai mode, kicking the shit out of Brookins, and then he knocked him down with a huge right hand, and then he almost threw a soccer kick at the head of Brookins on the ground, but stopped himself just short of the illegal kick, and then finished Brookins with hard punches on the ground. Another awesome fight for Jose Aldo.
TKO (Punches)
      Jose Aldo came out advertised as a Jiu-Jitsu fighter, and then he boxed the shit out of Nogueira for the entire first round, slamming him with huge punch combinations, along with some nice knees, leg and head kicks... Jose Aldo beat up Nogueira in this fight. The second round had Nogueira shooting for wild takedowns, and failing miserably as Aldo was able to slip his leg out to avoid multiple takedowns. Aldo also continued to beat up Nogueira with his boxing, both body shots & punches to the head. Nogueira sort of slipped, and Aldo destroyed him with punches & elbows, getting the full mount, and then he finished him off with hard punches to the face on the ground. Awesome WEC debut by Jose Aldo.
Submission (Soccer Kicks)
      Aldo started this fight with a head kick, which missed, and he fell on his ass. He jumped back to his feet, and they both danced around each other for a few seconds, before Aldo threw a leg kick, Silverio caught it, and shot for a takedown, pressing Aldo against the corner in a clinch. When they reset in the center of the ring, Aldo really started to open up with some hard leg & body kicks, followed by some fast punch combinations. Aldo eventually chopped Silverio down with some leg kicks, Silverio fell to his back, and Aldo stomped on his head. Aldo kicked Silverio's legs on the ground a few times before the referee finally stood them back up. Aldo continued to beat up Silverio with punches & kicks, while Silverio kept failing with his takedown attempts. Aldo eventually knocked down Silverio, threw a lot of soccer kicks to Silverio's head, and the fight was stopped. Brutal finish for Jose Aldo.