Alexander Volkanovski, Petr Yan, and Other UFC Fighters React to a Vintage Jose Aldo Performance Against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265

Published 08/08/2021, 12:50 AM EDT


Jose Aldo took on Pedro Munhoz in the co-main event at UFC 265. The former featherweight champion has found a new lease of life at bantamweight ever since moving down. It did not look like the best decision at first, as he lost his first two fights against the likes of Marlon Moraes and Petr Yan. However, Aldo, who bounced back impressively with a win over Marlon Vera, followed it up with a win over Pedro Munhoz.

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The former champion is only 35-years old and still has a lot of time left in the sport. He reckons that he is just getting started and will be stronger and faster the next time he steps into the UFC octagon. This might spell trouble for the rest of the division at 135-pounds. 

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Jose Aldo is getting better with time

Aldo started off the fight well and won the first round, according to most fans and pundits alike. However, there was concern that he might not be able to keep up the pace over the course of the fight, given how he started. But, Aldo maintained the same pace throughout and claimed a comfortable unanimous decision win over Munhoz. 

Over the course of the fight, Aldo landed an impressive 114 strikes at an accuracy of 51%. He also landed the same number of significant strikes with a similar accuracy rate. Munhoz threw just 75 strikes. 

Twitter reacts to the co-main event at UFC 265

The former bantamweight champion, Petr Yan, congratulated Aldo for his performance.

Tanner Boser commented on Aldo’s speed.

Derek Brunson shared his thoughts on Jose Aldo.

It is safe to say Mason Jones was entertained by the co-main event.

The current featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, was all praise for Jose Aldo.

Mike Jackson did not hold back on his praise for the former featherweight UFC champion.

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What did you make of Jose Aldo’s performance tonight at the UFC 265 PPV? Do you think he can mount a title challenge at bantamweight? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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