José Aldo Coach: We Want Alex Volkanovski Next

José Aldo put the featherweight division on notice that while he may be planning an exit from the division before too long, his skill set is not going anywhere anytime soon. After silencing doubters by stopping featherweight contender Renato Moicano at…

José Aldo put the featherweight division on notice that while he may be planning an exit from the division before too long, his skill set is not going anywhere anytime soon. After silencing doubters by stopping featherweight contender Renato Moicano at UFC Fortaleza last weekend, the Aldo camp now has its gaze set on another […]

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UFC Rankings Report: Jose Aldo Back On Top At 145

We have some UFC rankings updates to pass along after this past weekend’s UFC Fortaleza event. Check out the changes here: Pound for Pound: No changes. Women’s Strawweight: No changes. Women’s Flyweight: Mara Romero Borella edged out Taila Santos…

We have some UFC rankings updates to pass along after this past weekend’s UFC Fortaleza event. Check out the changes here: Pound for Pound: No changes. Women’s Strawweight: No changes. Women’s Flyweight: Mara Romero Borella edged out Taila Santos via split decision. With the victory, she’s now moved up two spots to #11. (#13) Andrea Lee moved up one […]

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UFC Rankings Update: Jose Aldo & Marlon Moraes Overtake Top Spots

This past weekend (Sat. February 2, 2019) the UFC hit Fortaleza, Brazil for UFC on ESPN+ 2. In the main event, Marlon Moraes defeated Raphael Assuncao to all but wrap up the next opportunity at the 135-pound title. As a result, Moraes has captured the No. 1 spot in the UFC bantamweight rankings. Also, another […]

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This past weekend (Sat. February 2, 2019) the UFC hit Fortaleza, Brazil for UFC on ESPN+ 2.

In the main event, Marlon Moraes defeated Raphael Assuncao to all but wrap up the next opportunity at the 135-pound title. As a result, Moraes has captured the No. 1 spot in the UFC bantamweight rankings.

Also, another more familiar face has overtaken the top spot at featherweight. Jose Aldo defeated Renato Moicano via second-round TKO in the card’s co-main event.

With the victory, Aldo is once again sitting atop the 145-pound division, right behind champion Max Holloway. Also, rising light heavyweight star Johnny Walker cracked into the top-15 after his 15-second knockout victory over Justin Ledet.

Check out the full UFC rankings update via UFC.combelow.

Full Updated UFC Rankings:

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Daniel Cormier 
2 Jon Jones 
3 Khabib Nurmagomedov 
4 Max Holloway 
5 Henry Cejudo 
6 Tyron Woodley 
7 Amanda Nunes 
8 Georges St-Pierre 
9 TJ Dillashaw 
10 Conor McGregor 
11 Stipe Miocic 
12 Robert Whittaker 
13 Tony Ferguson 
14 Rose Namajunas 
15 Cris Cyborg

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Jussier Formiga 
2 Joseph Benavidez 
3 Ray Borg 
4 Deiveson Figueiredo 
5 Alexandre Pantoja +2
6 Wilson Reis 
7 Alex Perez +2
8 Tim Elliott +2
9 Rogerio Bontorin *NR
10 Magomed Bibulatov +1
11 Ryan Benoit +2
12 Eric Shelton +2
13 TJ Dillashaw +2
14 Matt Schnell *NR
15 Kai Kara-France *NR

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: TJ Dillashaw
1 Marlon Moraes +3
2 Cody Garbrandt -1
3 Dominick Cruz -1
4 Raphael Assuncao -1
5 Jimmie Rivera 
6 John Lineker 
7 Aljamain Sterling 
8 Pedro Munhoz 
9 John Dodson -1
10 Rob Font 
11 Cody Stamann 
12 Alejandro Perez 
13 Thomas Almeida 
14 Petr Yan 
15 Rani Yahya

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion : Max Holloway
1 Jose Aldo +1
2 Brian Ortega -1
3 Frankie Edgar 
4 Alexander Volkanovski 
5 Renato Moicano 
6 Jeremy Stephens 
7 Cub Swanson 
8 Mirsad Bektic +1
9 Josh Emmett +1
10 Ricardo Lamas +1
11 Yair Rodriguez +1
12 Chan Sung Jung +1
13 Zabit Magomedsharipov +1
14 Darren Elkins +1
15 Calvin Kattar *NR

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Tony Ferguson 
2 Conor McGregor 
3 Dustin Poirier 
4 Al Iaquinta 
5 Kevin Lee 
6 Edson Barboza 
7 Justin Gaethje 
8 Anthony Pettis 
9 Donald Cerrone 
10 James Vick 
11 Gregor Gillespie 
12 Nate Diaz 
13 Alexander Hernandez 
14 Charles Oliveira *NR
15 Francisco Trinaldo -1

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Colby Covington 
2 Kamaru Usman 
3 Darren Till 
4 Stephen Thompson 
5 Rafael Dos Anjos 
6 Robbie Lawler 
7 Santiago Ponzinibbio 
8 Demian Maia 
9 Leon Edwards 
10 Jorge Masvidal 
11 Neil Magny 
12 Gunnar Nelson 
13 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos 
14 Geoff Neal 
15 Alex Oliveira

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Robert Whittaker
1 Yoel Romero 
2 Luke Rockhold 
3 Jacare Souza 
4 Kelvin Gastelum 
5 Chris Weidman 
6 Israel Adesanya 
7 Paulo Costa 
8 Derek Brunson 
9 Jared Cannonier 
10 Brad Tavares 
11 David Branch 
12 Antonio Carlos Junior 
13 Uriah Hall 
14 Elias Theodorou 
15 Anderson Silva

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Jon Jones
1 Daniel Cormier 
2 Alexander Gustafsson 
3 Anthony Smith 
4 Jan Blachowicz 
5 Volkan Oezdemir 
6 Thiago Santos 
6 Corey Anderson 
8 Dominick Reyes 
9 Ilir Latifi 
10 Jimi Manuwa 
11 Glover Teixeira 
12 Ovince Saint Preux 
13 Mauricio Rua 
14 Misha Cirkunov 
15 Johnny Walker *NR

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Stipe Miocic 
2 Derrick Lewis 
3 Francis Ngannou 
4 Curtis Blaydes 
5 Alexander Volkov 
6 Alistair Overeem 
7 Junior Dos Santos 
8 Aleksei Oleinik 
9 Marcin Tybura 
10 Justin Willis 
11 Tai Tuivasa 
12 Shamil Abdurakhimov 
13 Walt Harris 
14 Andrei Arlovski 
15 Stefan Struve

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion : Rose Namajunas
1 Jessica Andrade 
2 Joanna Jedrzejczyk 
3 Tatiana Suarez 
3 Nina Ansaroff 
5 Claudia Gadelha 
6 Karolina Kowalkiewicz 
7 Tecia Torres 
8 Michelle Waterson 
9 Carla Esparza 
10 Felice Herrig 
11 Cortney Casey 
12 Cynthia Calvillo 
13 Alexa Grasso 
14 Randa Markos 
15 Mackenzie Dern

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Valentina Shevchenko
1 Jessica Eye 
2 Sijara Eubanks 
3 Katlyn Chookagian 
4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk 
5 Alexis Davis 
6 Liz Carmouche 
7 Joanne Calderwood 
8 Roxanne Modafferi 
9 Lauren Murphy 
10 Jessica-Rose Clark 
11 Mara Romero Borella +2
12 Ashlee Evans-Smith 
13 Andrea Lee +1
14 Paige VanZant *NR
14 Montana De La Rosa +1

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Amanda Nunes
1 Germaine de Randamie 
2 Holly Holm 
3 Ketlen Vieira 
4 Raquel Pennington 
5 Cat Zingano 
6 Marion Reneau 
7 Aspen Ladd 
8 Sara McMann 
9 Yana Kunitskaya 
10 Irene Aldana 
11 Tonya Evinger 
12 Bethe Correia 
13 Lina Lansberg 
14 Lucie Pudilova 
15 Talita Bernardo

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UFC Rankings Update: Jose Aldo & Marlon Moraes Overtake Top Spots

This past weekend (Sat. February 2, 2019) the UFC hit Fortaleza, Brazil for UFC on ESPN+ 2. In the main event, Marlon Moraes defeated Raphael Assuncao to all but wrap up the next opportunity at the 135-pound title. As a result, Moraes has captured the No. 1 spot in the UFC bantamweight rankings. Also, another […]

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This past weekend (Sat. February 2, 2019) the UFC hit Fortaleza, Brazil for UFC on ESPN+ 2.

In the main event, Marlon Moraes defeated Raphael Assuncao to all but wrap up the next opportunity at the 135-pound title. As a result, Moraes has captured the No. 1 spot in the UFC bantamweight rankings.

Also, another more familiar face has overtaken the top spot at featherweight. Jose Aldo defeated Renato Moicano via second-round TKO in the card’s co-main event.

With the victory, Aldo is once again sitting atop the 145-pound division, right behind champion Max Holloway. Also, rising light heavyweight star Johnny Walker cracked into the top-15 after his 15-second knockout victory over Justin Ledet.

Check out the full UFC rankings update via UFC.combelow.

Full Updated UFC Rankings:

POUND-FOR-POUND
1 Daniel Cormier 
2 Jon Jones 
3 Khabib Nurmagomedov 
4 Max Holloway 
5 Henry Cejudo 
6 Tyron Woodley 
7 Amanda Nunes 
8 Georges St-Pierre 
9 TJ Dillashaw 
10 Conor McGregor 
11 Stipe Miocic 
12 Robert Whittaker 
13 Tony Ferguson 
14 Rose Namajunas 
15 Cris Cyborg

FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Henry Cejudo
1 Jussier Formiga 
2 Joseph Benavidez 
3 Ray Borg 
4 Deiveson Figueiredo 
5 Alexandre Pantoja +2
6 Wilson Reis 
7 Alex Perez +2
8 Tim Elliott +2
9 Rogerio Bontorin *NR
10 Magomed Bibulatov +1
11 Ryan Benoit +2
12 Eric Shelton +2
13 TJ Dillashaw +2
14 Matt Schnell *NR
15 Kai Kara-France *NR

BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: TJ Dillashaw
1 Marlon Moraes +3
2 Cody Garbrandt -1
3 Dominick Cruz -1
4 Raphael Assuncao -1
5 Jimmie Rivera 
6 John Lineker 
7 Aljamain Sterling 
8 Pedro Munhoz 
9 John Dodson -1
10 Rob Font 
11 Cody Stamann 
12 Alejandro Perez 
13 Thomas Almeida 
14 Petr Yan 
15 Rani Yahya

FEATHERWEIGHT
Champion : Max Holloway
1 Jose Aldo +1
2 Brian Ortega -1
3 Frankie Edgar 
4 Alexander Volkanovski 
5 Renato Moicano 
6 Jeremy Stephens 
7 Cub Swanson 
8 Mirsad Bektic +1
9 Josh Emmett +1
10 Ricardo Lamas +1
11 Yair Rodriguez +1
12 Chan Sung Jung +1
13 Zabit Magomedsharipov +1
14 Darren Elkins +1
15 Calvin Kattar *NR

LIGHTWEIGHT
Champion: Khabib Nurmagomedov
1 Tony Ferguson 
2 Conor McGregor 
3 Dustin Poirier 
4 Al Iaquinta 
5 Kevin Lee 
6 Edson Barboza 
7 Justin Gaethje 
8 Anthony Pettis 
9 Donald Cerrone 
10 James Vick 
11 Gregor Gillespie 
12 Nate Diaz 
13 Alexander Hernandez 
14 Charles Oliveira *NR
15 Francisco Trinaldo -1

WELTERWEIGHT
Champion: Tyron Woodley
1 Colby Covington 
2 Kamaru Usman 
3 Darren Till 
4 Stephen Thompson 
5 Rafael Dos Anjos 
6 Robbie Lawler 
7 Santiago Ponzinibbio 
8 Demian Maia 
9 Leon Edwards 
10 Jorge Masvidal 
11 Neil Magny 
12 Gunnar Nelson 
13 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos 
14 Geoff Neal 
15 Alex Oliveira

MIDDLEWEIGHT
Champion: Robert Whittaker
1 Yoel Romero 
2 Luke Rockhold 
3 Jacare Souza 
4 Kelvin Gastelum 
5 Chris Weidman 
6 Israel Adesanya 
7 Paulo Costa 
8 Derek Brunson 
9 Jared Cannonier 
10 Brad Tavares 
11 David Branch 
12 Antonio Carlos Junior 
13 Uriah Hall 
14 Elias Theodorou 
15 Anderson Silva

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Jon Jones
1 Daniel Cormier 
2 Alexander Gustafsson 
3 Anthony Smith 
4 Jan Blachowicz 
5 Volkan Oezdemir 
6 Thiago Santos 
6 Corey Anderson 
8 Dominick Reyes 
9 Ilir Latifi 
10 Jimi Manuwa 
11 Glover Teixeira 
12 Ovince Saint Preux 
13 Mauricio Rua 
14 Misha Cirkunov 
15 Johnny Walker *NR

HEAVYWEIGHT
Champion: Daniel Cormier
1 Stipe Miocic 
2 Derrick Lewis 
3 Francis Ngannou 
4 Curtis Blaydes 
5 Alexander Volkov 
6 Alistair Overeem 
7 Junior Dos Santos 
8 Aleksei Oleinik 
9 Marcin Tybura 
10 Justin Willis 
11 Tai Tuivasa 
12 Shamil Abdurakhimov 
13 Walt Harris 
14 Andrei Arlovski 
15 Stefan Struve

WOMEN’S STRAWWEIGHT
Champion : Rose Namajunas
1 Jessica Andrade 
2 Joanna Jedrzejczyk 
3 Tatiana Suarez 
3 Nina Ansaroff 
5 Claudia Gadelha 
6 Karolina Kowalkiewicz 
7 Tecia Torres 
8 Michelle Waterson 
9 Carla Esparza 
10 Felice Herrig 
11 Cortney Casey 
12 Cynthia Calvillo 
13 Alexa Grasso 
14 Randa Markos 
15 Mackenzie Dern

WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT
Champion: Valentina Shevchenko
1 Jessica Eye 
2 Sijara Eubanks 
3 Katlyn Chookagian 
4 Joanna Jedrzejczyk 
5 Alexis Davis 
6 Liz Carmouche 
7 Joanne Calderwood 
8 Roxanne Modafferi 
9 Lauren Murphy 
10 Jessica-Rose Clark 
11 Mara Romero Borella +2
12 Ashlee Evans-Smith 
13 Andrea Lee +1
14 Paige VanZant *NR
14 Montana De La Rosa +1

WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT
Champion: Amanda Nunes
1 Germaine de Randamie 
2 Holly Holm 
3 Ketlen Vieira 
4 Raquel Pennington 
5 Cat Zingano 
6 Marion Reneau 
7 Aspen Ladd 
8 Sara McMann 
9 Yana Kunitskaya 
10 Irene Aldana 
11 Tonya Evinger 
12 Bethe Correia 
13 Lina Lansberg 
14 Lucie Pudilova 
15 Talita Bernardo

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Jose Aldo Apologized To Renato Moicano For ‘Getting In The Way Of His Dreams’

Jose Aldo made quite a statement this past weekend in Brazil. Aldo defeated rising featherweight star Renato Moicano in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 2 from Fortaleza, Brazil. Aldo finished his fellow countryman in the second round with a devastating barrage of strikes. With only a few fights left on his UFC contract […]

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Jose Aldo made quite a statement this past weekend in Brazil.

Aldo defeated rising featherweight star Renato Moicano in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 2 from Fortaleza, Brazil. Aldo finished his fellow countryman in the second round with a devastating barrage of strikes. With only a few fights left on his UFC contract before retiring, Aldo is showing he’s still a force to be reckoned with.

Speaking at the post-fight press conference, Aldo said he apologized to Moicano after their bout for “getting in the way of his dreams” (via MMA Fighting):

“First of all, I thanked him for the fight,” Aldo said. “I think that I had to say sorry because I was getting in the way of his dreams.”

Aldo wants to see Brazil dominate the featherweight division, and hopes Moicano continues to fight towards that despite his recent setback:

“We need the new generation,” Aldo said. “We need new athletes in my division, too. I always dreamed of having a total domination of Brazil in the division and I lost that so I want to give him the strength for that. So now it is in the past and I hope that he keeps going.”

“Scarface” believes that Moicano has the talent and skills to make it at the championship level. His only two losses come against Brian Ortega and Aldo, two of the best the weight class has to offer. If Moicano believes in himself and his team, Aldo believes the future is bright for his fellow Brazilian:

“He’s got his talent and he’s got his skills and he’s got a great future ahead of him,” Aldo said. “He needs to believe in his team and hopefully he can fight for the title one day and become the champion.”

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Renato Moicano Believes Aldo Fight Was Stopped Prematurely

Renato Moicano believes that his bout against Jose Aldo at UFC Fortaleza was stopped a bit prematurely. In the co-main event of UFC Fortaleza, Renato Moicano battled José Aldo in a contest that would see Aldo win his second consecutive bout at Moicano’…

Renato Moicano believes that his bout against Jose Aldo at UFC Fortaleza was stopped a bit prematurely. In the co-main event of UFC Fortaleza, Renato Moicano battled José Aldo in a contest that would see Aldo win his second consecutive bout at Moicano’s expense, ending the fight with a second-round TKO, providing Moicano’s record its […]

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