Daniel Cormier Lauds Jose Aldo for His Impressive Win at UFC Fight Night

Published 12/22/2020, 8:30 AM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 10: Jose Aldo of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 251 official weigh-in inside Flash Forum at UFC Fight Island on July 10, 2020 on Yas Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo put on an impressive performance in his recent outing. In the co-main event of the last UFC card of 2020, the Brazilian managed to win a unanimous decision against Marlon Vera.

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In the recent episode of DC & Helwani, Daniel Cormier lauded Aldo for his gameplan and showing in this fight against Vera. Aldo made a triumphant Octagon return after his failed bid to capture the bantamweight title against Petr Yan at UFC 251.

He got beat by Petr Yan. But early in the fight, it was very competitive. So it’s not like he didn’t fight Petr Yan even early. He got tired and as he got tired, Yan kind of pulled away from him. So, you saw spots in that fight where Aldo looked like himself,” stated Cormier, talking about Aldo’s win.

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DC then went on to praise Aldo for his bout last weekend. “But on Saturday night, those body shots he landed in the first round, the way that he moves his head, dips, and throws, fantastic.” 

Aldo managed to get Vera’s back in the third round as the latter was getting too aggressive. He controlled Vera for most of the third round and even attempted a submission. Those efforts made sure the decisive round went in Aldo’s favor in the judge’s books.

And then to go and get that takedown he needed in the third round when he needed it to put in that submission pint in the judge’s scorecard, beautiful,” concluded an ecstatic Daniel Cormier. It was no doubt a fantastic showing on Aldo’s part, as he proved he is still one of the top of the cream fighters.

Jose Aldo called out another former champion after his win

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After his win, in the post-fight interview, Aldo called out former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw. Dillashaw’s USADA suspension ends next month, and he is set to return in 2021.

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 04: TJ Dillashaw celebrates his UFC Bantamweight Title Bout win over Cody Garbrandt during UFC 227 at Staples Center on August 4, 2018, in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

A fight between the two former champions will be fantastic for the fans. Do you want the UFC to book Jose Aldo Vs T.J. Dillashaw?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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