One of the best MMA competitors of all time, Jose Aldo, easily displayed his flawless boxing in the ring when he defeated Emmanuel Zambrano by unanimous decision in Brazil.
The iconic “This is a heist” sequence from Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino played as the 36-year-old left the building. The judges unanimously voted Aldo the winner despite the fact that he did not knock out his opponent (60-54, 59-55, and 60-54).
Later this year, Jose Aldo will be enshrined in the UFC Hall of Fame. After Merab Dvalishvili interrupted his three-fight winning streak at UFC 278 in 2017, he declared his retirement from mixed martial arts.
With a final record of 31-8, including 17 knockout victories, “Junior” retired. Despite having one fight left on his UFC contract, Aldo was released from it last year, allowing him to seek other chances.
Who is Jose Aldo facing next?
To start off his professional boxing career in style, Jose Aldo destroyed Emmanuel Zambrano. The upcoming fight for the former UFC champion has already been announced.
On April 1, during Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, “Junior” will square off against old foe Jeremy Stephens in the ring. Five years ago, the two UFC veterans squared off again in the octagon, with Aldo coming out on top via TKO.
Masvidal recently affirmed the information and expressed his excitement at booking Aldo in an interview on The MMA Hour:
“I selected Jeremy Stephens vs. Jose Aldo. Jose Aldo f**king. the WEC winner. one of the finest featherweights in UFC and WEC history, if not the best ever. I mean, I don’t need to tell you dude what this guy has accomplished in the sport. This man is an absolute beast, and I’ve always wanted to watch him box.”