April 24, 2010 vs. Urijah Faber (Watch on UFC Combat Cross)
Perhaps the biggest featherweight fight ever at the present time, Aldo vs. Faber captivated fight fans everywhere the sector, however like his countryman Anderson Silva had to do in his rematch in opposition to Rich Franklin, Aldo had to cross backward and forward to Faber’s native land of Sacramento to announce his true arrival on the global degree. This time even though, he didn’t win with a spectacular knockout. As an alternative, he punished Faber for 25 minutes, banging up his legs with vicious kicks that rendered “The California Kid” as regards to helpless. Inside the aftermath of the shutout 5 round win for Aldo, numerous the attention eager about Faber’s gritty effort in defeat, then again what should have moreover earned identical, if no longer additional, billing was Aldo’s disciplined and dominant potency, one that made it clear that at 145 pounds, there was Jose Aldo and everyone else.
September 30, 2010 vs. Manny Gamburyan (Watch on UFC Combat Cross)
Given the above statement, you’ll be able to be wondering how this bout made it proper right here as a defining victory of Aldo’s WEC occupation, then again believe that once the Faber bout, by means of a long way the biggest of his occupation, the champion can have slacked off in training or started believing his non-public hype – and there was numerous it. On the other hand as an alternative, Aldo professional like he did for all his fights – like a challenger – and in opposition to a hard nut to crack in Manny Gamburyan, he was firing on all cylinders all over again, needing merely 92 seconds to knock the challenger out. Less than two months later, Aldo and his colleagues were off to the UFC, and after being awarded the gang’s first featherweight determine in a ceremony previous to UFC 123 in Michigan, the Brazilian has successfully defended his crown seven events.