Ever since landing a gig with the WEC in 2008, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has looked virtually invincible.
Aldo has reeled off 11 consecutive wins, claiming three victories in the UFC and outstriking 10 of 11 opponents along the way. Although he was outstruck 18-15 in his last bout at UFC 142, "Scarface" ended the bout with one second left in the first round with a vicious knockout of Chad Mendes.
A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Aldo also hasn't spent much time on his back in his fights under the Zuffa, LLC banner. In fact, since finishing Alexandre Franca Nogueira in his WEC debut in June 2008, Aldo has only surrendered three takedowns.
While Aldo has trounced the most feared featherweight fighters in the world for more than four years, his UFC 156 opponent, Frankie Edgar, will certainly represent the best wrestler and most well-rounded fighter Scarface has tangled with.
Here are three reasons why Edgar, who outshined some of the best 155-pounders in the world for more than five years, will dethrone Aldo in the UFC's first-ever featherweight superfight on Saturday.