Brazilian mixed martial artist, Jose Aldo is the Ultimate Fighting Championship and UFC Featherweight Champion fighter. He is best known as the first UFC Featherweight Champion during the UFC/WEC merger. He is currently a two-time UFC Featherweight Champion, having been promoted from the interim champion in the wake of former champion Conor McGregor relinquishing the title on 27th November 2016.
Jose is a teammate and training partner of former UFC Bantamweight champion, Andy Souwer at Nova Uniao. Jose made his debut for mixed martial arts promoter World Extreme Cagefighting on 1st June 2008 at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. Aldo has won the WEC Featherweight Championship against Mike Brown on 18th November 2009 at WEC 44.
Aldo is married to Vivianne Pereira, who is a purple belt in jiu-jitsu and has fought twice professionally in Muay Thai. Their daughter Joanna was born in 2012.
Jose Aldo was born on 9 September 1986, in Manaus, Brazil. His father's name is Jose Aldo da Silva Oliveira and mother, Rocilene Socorro Souza. His ethnicity is black.
Jose Aldo was keen on football and wanted to become a professional footballer in his childhood. However, he grew tired of getting beaten up in fights on the street, therefore starting to train capoeira to learn ways to defend himself in fights.
Brazilian mixed martial artists Jose used to train capoeira on the streets, once he gained an attention of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainer. He moved from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro having only his clothes with him at the age of 17, and determination to train mixed martial arts.
Jose Aldo perseverance and preference to be successful carried him through tough times. He said, “I left my home and my town to chase a dream." He made his expert debut in 2004 and won the world extreme Cage fighting featherweight championship in November 2009 with a 2nd-round knockout of Mike Brown in Las Vegas. He defended the belt twice.
While WEC becomes absorbed by the UFC in 2010, he retained his title as the UFC’s first featherweight champ and defended it with a unanimous decision over Mark Hominick at UFC 129. Aldo followed with a unanimous selection win over Florian at UFC 136, a primary round knockout of Mendes at UFC Rio and every other choice over Edgar at UFC 156.
Aldo has an extremely good ground recreation, however, is regarded as a strong striker, with 14 knockouts. His takedown defense is above 90 percentage, making him a hard opponent for everybody in the division to deal with. The reigning UFC featherweight champion, who has successfully defended his belt seven times since 2011, is appeared as one of the best fighters produced by his place of origin.
Jose Aldo married Vivianne Pereira in 2005. MMA fighter wife Pereira, who is a purple belt in jiu-jitsu. The couple has a beautiful daughter Joanna, born in 2012.
Considering his wonderful career there is no doubt that the 30-year-old actor has an estimated net worth of $1 million.