Jose Aldo and the 10 Most Explosive Fighters in MMA Today

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Jose Aldo and the 10 Most Explosive Fighters in MMA Today

What you see in that picture is a 5' 7" ball of terror launching the first strike in what ultimately was a successful double flying knee knockout (with some punches for good measure). There aren't many competitors who would even try that particular move, let alone end a bout with it.

 

Yet that's precisely what Jose Aldo did against Cub Swanson.

 

The World Extreme Cagefighting Featherweight Champion has flown a little under the radar because the WEC hasn't been—historically speaking—a glamor organization. Of course, it's been under the Ultimate Fighting Championship spotlight for the last several years and Aldo is beginning to reap the benefit of the audience bump.

 

When "Junior" steps into the 1stBank Center outside of Denver to defend his title against a stout challenge from Manvel Gamburyan on Thursday night, the audience will be expecting fireworks for good reason—the champ can bring the TNT with the best of 'em.

 

But exactly where does Aldo rank in the pecking order of MMA's most explosive fighters?

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