UFC Vegas 17 Results : Jose Aldo Dominates Marlon Vera In 1st Bantamweight Win

Jose Aldo Batters Marlon Vera UFC Vegas 15
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 19: (R-L) Jose Aldo of Brazil punches Marlon Vera of Ecuador in a bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC)

Jose Aldo got himself back into the winning side with a stunning display at UFC Fight Night 183 (UFC Vegas 15), picking up a unanimous decision over top contender Marlon Vera.

Aldo, who lost his last outing to resuming Bantamweight champion Petr Yan, was able to garner points on the Judge’s score cards with body shots and legkicks, mixing it up with some outstanding grappling that earned him a unanimous decision victory on the judge’s score cards. The fight was scored 29 – 28 on all three scorecards.

Vera looked to pressure Aldo and was very quick closing down on the Brazilian veteran but Aldo quickly put his game on, attacking Vera with brutal body shots. He was very calculative, constantly looking for openings to unleash his attacks that mostly ended up with his usual combinations that ended with nasty kicks.

Vera was able to come into the fight as the fight wore on but still had to hold off serious attacks from Aldo, who wasbuilding a castle on judge’s scorecards with those body shots. Vera was able to take this shots well and advanced aggressively as he looked to score shots of his own in the second round.

Vera made progress fighting in the clinch, punished Aldo from the inside and in that position, able to reduce his striking which, forced the Brazilian to avoid such positions and in one of those cases, scored a takedown in the final round.

Aldo was also quick on the mat and quickly locked Vera up with a body triangle, hampering his movements and battered him from the back and at one point attempted a rear naked choke but wasn’t able to get a finish before the end of the fight.

After the fight Aldo used the in-ring post fight Interview to call out T.J. Dillshaw, who will be cleared to return back to the ring in January. He also made clear, his aim is to climb back up the UFC bantamweight rankings.

“As far as the next fight it would be [T.J.] Dillashaw,” Aldo said during his post-fight interview. “Dana [White], make it happen.”

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