With Anderson Silva dethroned and Georges St-Pierre taking a break from fighting, Jose Aldo suddenly has a chance to become the most dominant UFC champion going.
At UFC 169, the featherweight champion will try to defend his UFC belt on a sixth consecutive outing. If he beats Ricardo Lamas on Saturday, Aldo would be tied with Jon Jones for the most consecutive title defenses inside the Octagon during a current title reign. Considering his stranglehold over the 145-pound class dates back to his WEC days, Aldo could make a case for being the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world this weekend.
Having won four straight fights, Lamas will be looking to end Aldo's championship run. The 31-year-old has torn through his competition since joining the UFC roster and could present some problems for Aldo should he find a way to take the titleholder to the ground.
As this 145-pound championship bout approaches, here is a look at how Aldo and Lamas match up in all areas.