Jose Aldo: 3 Things We Learned About the UFC Featherweight Champion

George SeligaCorrespondent IOctober 10, 2011

Jose Aldo: 3 Things We Learned About the UFC Featherweight Champion

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    Jose Aldo took on veteran Kenny Florian for the UFC Featherweight championship in the co-main event at UFC 136. This match lasted the normal five rounds and the final scores across the board read 49-46 in favor of Aldo. While it wasn't the most impressive victory of his career, Aldo proved he can fight with the best of them.

    Here are the three things that stuck out to me about Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo.

No. 3: Aldo Can Go the Distance

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    On Saturday night, we witnessed a fantastic UFC Featherweight fight. Aldo came out and lasted the entire fight against veteran Kenny Florian.

    For a good portion of the fight, Florian tried to gain position, but Aldo persisted and got the job done. This is a huge step for Aldo because he knows he can win with either a knockout or submission, and he can go the distance in any fight.

No. 2: Aldo Can Control the Fight

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    Aldo proved he can control the fight.

    Yes, Florian came out and tried to bring this fight to the mat, but Aldo was able to gain control and keep this fight either standing or up against the cage.

    To be a true champion, you need to keep your pace and control the fight. Aldo is now showing that he is the man in the Featherweight division, and he controls every fight.

No. 1: Aldo Is the Real Deal

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    With this win, Aldo improves to a 20-1 record. This an amazing record and it shows that Aldo is the most dominant Featherweight fighter in the UFC.

    He has been ale to out-train and out-fight almost every fighter and now Aldo has proved that he is the real deal.