José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Junior (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒoˈzɛ ˈaldu]; born September 9, 1986) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was the fourth and final WEC Featherweight Champion and thus, became the first UFC Featherweight Champion during the UFC/WEC merger. He is currently the UFC Interim Featherweight Champion. He was named Sherdog's 2009 Fighter of the Year. He is currently #7 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings, having been ranked as high as #1 in 2015, and ranked the #2 featherweight in the world and #8 pound-for-pound by Sherdog. In the decade between losses in November 2005 and December 2015, Aldo was undefeated in 18 fights.
Jose Aldo faced little in terms of opposition while defending his featherweight title against Ricardo Lamas in the UFC co-main event.
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