There's always a lot of talk about who is the "Pound-For-Pound" best fighter in the world. Two names very close to the top of that list are UFC Heavyweight Champ Cain Velasquez and UFC Featherweight Champ Jose Aldo. Now it could never be known for sure which of these men would win in a fight, because there is about one hundred pounds dividing them. Lets say for argument sake they could fight. Who'd Win? Well who knows. You decide. But, what I have here is a pretty cool path connecting the two champs from one weight class, to the next, to the next. So, theoretically, there's the slightest outside chance that the two could someday meet in the Octagon. Enjoy!
Cain Velasquez defeats Brock Lesnar via TKO in Round No. 1, wins the UFC Heavyweight Championship, and earns Knockout of the Night honors. This win cements Cain in the "Pound-For-Pound" Top 10 in the world and arguably the Top 5.
Brock Lesnar defeats Randy "The Natural" Couture by TKO in Round No. 2, wins the UFC Heavyweight Championship, and becomes the newest to the UFC to ever win a Championship, at just his 4th fight.
Couture wins UFC 43 via TKO in Round No. 3 winning the Interim Light Heavyweight Championship. Liddell wins UFC 52 via KO in Round No. 1 winning the Light Heavyweight Championship. In the rubber match, UFC 57, Liddell wins via KO in Round No. 2 and defends his Light Heavyweight Title, thus completing one of the most watched and anticipated trilogies of all time.
Pride Final Conflict 2003. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson wins via TKO (Corner Stoppage) in Round No. 2. In the rematch, UFC 71, Rampage wins via KO in Round No. 1, wins the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, and wins the Knock Out of the Night bonus.
Two Pride legends face off for the first and only time at Pride Total Elimination 2005. Where Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua face off. Shogun got the better of Rampage and won via TKO(Soccer Kicks) in Round No. 1.
Forrest Griffin earns Submission of the Night honors and No. 1 contender status by submitting Pride legend of UFC newcomer Mauricio "Shogun" Rua via Rear Naked Choke in Round No. 3, at UFC 76.
Middleweight Champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva makes his second venture up to Light Heavyweight at UFC 101 in a face off with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champ Forrest Griffin. The Spider earned both Fight of the Night and Knock Out of the Night with his 1st Round KO of the former LHW Champ.
In a match that unified the Pride Welterweight Championship and the UFC Middleweight Championship Anderson "The Spider" Silva defended his UFC Middleweight Title, at UFC 82, against Dan Henderson. In doing so he won Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night bonuses.
After getting rock to the point of near unconsciousness, while still standing, Jake Shields rebounded to win the next four rounds and successfully defend his Strikeforce Middleweight Championship, via unanimous decision.
In a match to fill the vacant Middleweight Championship spot, Jake Shields put on a solid five round performance to defeat Jason "Mayhem" Miller via unanimous decision.
Relatively early in the careers of two rising stars, Georges "Rush" St-Pierre and Jason "Mayhem" Miller faced off in a UFC 52 welterweight bout. GSP got the better of Miller and earned a unanimous decision victory.
So, in case you haven't noticed a trend going on here, there is one. I've included on this connecting list between Cain and Jose, only current(Including ALL of the current UFC Champs) and former champs of the UFC, WEC, Pride, and..... Yes Strikeforce too..... Except for Jason "Mayhem" Miller..... Not a champ of anything... But, he's a character, and amuses me so he's alright.
Former and future UFC Welterweight Champ Georges "Rush" St-Pierre takes on former UFC Lightweight Champ Sean Sherk, at UFC 56. GSP gets the victory via TKO in Round No. 2.
On a steady climb up the Lightweight rankings, Frankie "The Answer" Edgar faced a big stepping stone at UFC 98 in former Lightweight Champ Sean Sherk. Edgar put on a decisive performance for three rounds and earned a unanimous decision victory.
At UFC 112, heavy underdog Frankie Edgar took on UFC legend and Lightweight Champion, "The Prodigy" B.J. Penn. Edgar wins via unanimous decision and becomes the new UFC Lightweight Champion, resulting in one of the biggest upsets in UFC history. An immediate rematch took place at UFC 118. This time Edgar put on a much more dominating performance and once again won a unanimous decision and successfully completed his first title defense.
UFC 35- Jens Pulver earns a Majority Decision victory and wins the UFC Lightweight Championship. The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale- B.J. Penn wins the rematch via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round No. 2 (Non-Title fight)
Urijah Faber wins via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round No. 1. Won Submission of the Night honors and became the No. 1 contender for the WEC Featherweight Championship.
Jose Aldo wins via Unanimous decision and defends his WEC Featherweight Championship. Faber shows how truly tough he is by being beaten the worst he ever had in his career, yet not getting finished. Aldo shows how dominant he is by picking apart one of the best to ever fight in the division.
As far as the realm of reality is concerned, Cain Velasquez VS Jose Aldo probably won't ever happen. So, all we can do is compare their body of work. At 24 years old Aldo is on an eleven fight win streak, seven of which are by TKO or KO. Super quick. Super fast. Super explosive. Extremely heavy hands. He hasn't even had a tough fight in his 20's. I think Jose Aldo is just a step or two above everybody else at this point in his career, and I don't see him going anywhere anytime soon. Aldo will stay atop all rankings and will be the UFC Featherweight Champ for a long time to come.