Jose Aldo vs. Manny Gamburyan Full Fight Video

WEC 51 took place on September 30, 2010. It featured a featherweight championship fight between champ, Jose Aldo, and challenger Manny Gamburyan.

Aldo joined the WEC in 2008 and had been a terror ever since his inception. He defeated 6 of his last 7 previous opponents by knockout, only going to decision once with Uriah Faber. It would be hard to see who could stop Aldo’s momentum.

Manny left the UFC in 2009 to come over to the WEC. He won his first 3 fights, defeating Mike Brown in his previous bout by TKO. He came with tremendous knockout power and a wealth of experience. It was time to see if that would help him defeat the most explosive fighter in MMA.

Round 1: Both fighters touch gloves in the center and face off. Aldo moves forward while Manny circles. Manny throws a strong one-two that doesn’t land but forces Aldo back. Aldo recovers and they engage in the center. They circle each other, Aldo moving forward and Manny circling on the outside. Aldo rushes in and lands a jab and quick knee to Manny’s body. Manny backs up briefly and re-engages.

Manny is constantly rushing in trying to land strong combos, but Aldo simply backs away and he ends up hitting air every time. Aldo lands a strong leg kick circles around and lands another leg kick. Manny looks more aggressive and keeps running in throwing one-two punch combos that miss.

Manny, who is the shorter fighter, seems to be having trouble finding his range with Aldo. Aldo seems content with landing leg kicks and hasn’t done any significant damage. Manny finally throws a right hand that catches Aldo slightly, but not enough to do anything.

Manny swings wildly on the outside, missing a huge left hook. Aldo rushes in and lands a vicious leg kick that buckles Manny’s left leg. Manny rushes right back in throwing another one-two punch combo that misses. Aldo leaps forward and lands another solid leg kick. Manny rushes forward throwing two punches that barely miss the mark. Manny complains of an eye poke and backs into the cage. The referee makes them fight and they face off. Manny lands a leg kick and Aldo lands a knee to the body at the same time. With only seconds left in the round, Manny goes for a takedown but Aldo defends it and the horn sounds.

Round 2: They face off and Manny comes out with more aggression, throwing a leg kick, a one-two punch combo, and shoots for a takedown. Aldo defends and they face off in the center. Manny circles on the outside while Aldo moves forward. Aldo lands an uppercut to Manny’s body, but Manny shakes it off and continues engaging.

Aldo throws a wicked one-two punch combo that lands. It stuns Manny slightly, but he keeps coming. Manny backs off for a second, but comes forward where Aldo throws another wicked uppercut to the face that drops Manny to the canvas. While Manny is down, Aldo back mounts him loosely and starts landing bombs to the side of Manny’s face. Manny is trying to cover up, but it is no avail as Aldo’s attack is just too vicious. The ref gives Manny a chance to defend, but Aldo lands 4 more strong punches that puts Manny in la la land. The ref pulls Aldo off and the fight is stopped. Jose Aldo maintains the featherweight championship by defeating Manny Gamburyan by KO in round 2.

Pettis vs Aldo, Josh Barnett rejects UFC, Vitor on TRT, and TUF 17

Anthony Pettis was quickly granted his wish to fight featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Dana White confirmed that the two will meet on August 3rd of this year for the UFC Featherweight Championship. So where does this leave Frankie Edgar who has decided that he will not rejoin the ranks of the UFC’s Lightweights.

The UFC offered Josh Barnett a contract, but Barnetts manager says they rejected the offer. When asked was it a money issue, Barnett’s manager was quoted as saying “The compensation part of the contract was fine, we didn’t even counter it. It was another particular that kept it from happening”. It makes it wonder if it could be some type of clause that deals with PED’s.

Speaking of PEDS. I wonder if Michael Bisping was aware that his opponent Vitor Belfort had the green light on taking TRT prior to their bout last month. Well he did, and it’s just another example of how uneven the UFC’s playing field is becoming.

On the third episode of TUF 17, Urijah Hall scored a devastating knockout over his opponent, one that I’m sure everyone in that house will remember. Furthermore he propelled Team Sonnen to 2-0, and once again in control of the next pick.

UFC 156: Jose Aldo defeats Frankie Edgar, and Bigfoot Sliva KO’s Overeem!

UFC 156 was a night that all Brazilian MMA fighters should be proud of, it saw all four Brazilians on the main card walking away with victories.

In the only bout that did not feature a Brazilian fighter, Jose Benavidez used his quickness and conditioning to win a decision over Ian McCall in their flyweight match up. Next up was BJJ specialist Demian Maia squaring off against UFC veteran Jon Fitch. From the start of this match Maia dominated, quickly rushing Fitch gaining control, and having Fitch battle to prevent from being submitted or choked out. It was Maia’s third fight as a welter, and he improved to 3-0 in the class, while also proving to everyone that he is a new face to reckoned with at 170lbs.

One of the most anticipated bouts of the night, was Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Most oddmakers had Overeem as the heavy favorite, and many were tuning in to see the Dutch striker waltz through Bigfoot, it proved to be just the opposite. Overeem acted cocky throughout the bout, leaving his hands down and showing no respect for Bigfoots striking ability. In contrast, Bigfoot Silva was more of the aggressor putting together great combinations that eventually led to him scoring a KO of Overeem in round 2. Former Light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans lost a decision to Lil Nog.

Many talked about how great Nog’s hands were, and that they shouldn’t be taken lightly by Evans. Evans danced throughout much of the fight, landing punches that were more like love taps on Lil Nog. In contrast, Nog established his range and used a still jab to keep Evans off balance at times. The judges all saw it going Nog’s way with his significant strikes out weighing Evans. In the Main Event, Aldo put his belt on the line against former Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar. Aldo dominated the first two rounds, but Edgar started to turn it on the last two.

When the smoke cleared two judges had it 49-46 Aldo, while one had it 48-47 Aldo. Jose Aldo is quickly becoming one of the world’s best pound for pound MMA fighters.