Jose Aldo

Brazilian professional MMA fighter

Jose Aldo
Brazilian professional mixed martial artist source: goggle

Aldo da Silva, also known as Jose Aldo, is a Brazilian professional MMA fighter. He is currently a bantamweight fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He also fought at featherweight, where he became the fourth and final WEC Featherweight Champion.

Early Life and Education

Jose Aldo, his sisters Rosilene and Josilene Souza, and their parents José Aldo Sr. and Rocilene Souza were all born in Manaus, Brazil. Furthermore, his older sister threw the crib and he has a permanent scar on the left side of his face.

His father was a bodybuilder, and he began assisting him at the age of six. However, as a child, Jose preferred football over all else and aspired to play professionally someday, but fate had other plans for him.

As a result, he trained on the streets, where he often ran into bullies who started fights. He began learning capoeira after becoming tired of being physically assaulted during arguments; this was the beginning of his journey.

Following that, he began practicing on the streets with his friends. And one day, while repeating the same routine, he caught the attention of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor.

Aldo expressed an interest in learning jiu-jitsu, to which the instructor agreed. Later he decided to pursue jiu-jitsu as a career from that day forward.

Aldo arrived in Rio at the age of seventeen with only a pair of clothes and no money. But he had no fear; all he knew was that Aldo needed to learn to fight, so he participated at the Nova Unio academy. After a few years, he achieved the rank of black belt.

There is no data available about his education as of yet.


MMA Career

Not surprisingly, Aldo won his first fight with a head kick in under 18 seconds. In a year, the boxer cruised to six consecutive victories. As a result, he switched to lightweight and faced Luciano Azevedo at Jungle Fight 5. Aldo fought well in the first round but was defeated by a rear-naked choke in the second.

After suffering the first defeat of his career, he chose to return to featherweight. The fact that he began winning right away provided additional evidence that his decision was sound. Similarly, after winning three battles, he joined World Extreme Cagefighting.

He extended his winning streak by defeating three more opponents. As a result, he earned a spot in a WEC Featherweight championship eliminator, with the winner advancing to the title fight. José won with a double-flying knee eight seconds into the first round of the fight.

On November 18, 2009, he secured a championship match against Mike Brown in WEC 44. Aldo won the championship after defeating Brown less than a minute into the second round. At the age of 23, he became the WEC’s youngest featherweight champion.

UFC Career

Furthermore, the Brazilian champion’s unstoppable winning streak continued. Similarly, in his sixth championship defense, he faced Chad Mendes.

He won as expected, earning Fight of the Night honors. He now has the most successful and continuous championship defense in UFC featherweight history with this victory.

Conor McGregor, on the other hand, defeated the champion and failed to complete his eighth successful championship defense.

He had to deal with the controversy surrounding his pee test as he prepared to meet Conor. Furthermore, the Irishman won the title fight thirteen seconds into the first frame.

After eighteen consecutive victories, the Brazilian UFC fighter suffered his second defeat in over ten years.

After winning the title for a year, José’s triumph was cut short when he was defeated by Max Holloway. Despite losing, Aldo received his fourth fight of the night bonus award. Despite this, he faced Holloway again at UFC 218 after a five-month hiatus.

José, like in the previous match, started well before losing steam and being eliminated in the third round.

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Net Worth and Salary

Without a doubt, Aldo has accumulated enormous wealth during his MMA and UFC career.
His MMA fights have also earned him an estimated $10,000,000 in career earnings.

Furthermore, the fighter earns a decent staying through sponsorships and endorsements. He has endorsement deals with Reebok, a well-known shoe and apparel company.

Relationship status| Wife and Kids

In 2005, he married Vivianne Perreira. Vivianne Perreira holds a purple belt in jiu-jitsu and has competed professionally in Muay Thai twice. They are blessed with a daughter. Her name is  Joanna Aldo.

Awards and Accolades

  • Most successful title defense seven times.
  • The champion has the most straight title defenses (seven) in UFC featherweight history.
  • The youngest champion to have one title at just 23 years in WEC history.
  • Eight consecutive victories are the most successive in WEC history.
  • He was honored with Fight of the Night four times.
  • Aldo was awarded Performance of the Night twice.
  • Knockout of the Night Awards three times.
  • 2009’s Fighter of the Year for Sherdog.
  • Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Fame at Sherdog.
  • Fighter of the Year for Charles “Mask” Lewis in 2010.
  • 2001 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships, blue belt.
  • 2003 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Purple Belt.

Body Measurements

He has a fantastically toned physique. Aldo is also 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 61 kilograms.

In addition, he has a foot-long tattoo of his sister’s favorite Bible passage. He also has a complete gym set for his extensive professional responsibilities.

Social media

He spends a significant amount of time on Instagram and Twitter. He continues to upload photos and videos related to his matches from his social media account.

Jose has over 2.4 million followers on Instagram, where he goes by the handle @josealdojunioroficial. Jose Aldo Jr. has 931.5K followers on Twitter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Jose’s reasoning for declining the fight with McGregor?

In an interview, José stated that he did not decline the fight. His coach did. Aldo also did not explain why his coach declined the rematch.

Will Jose ever make another UFC appearance?

Yes, the former UFC featherweight champion will return to the ring in November 2021. He has high hopes of winning the bantamweight title by the end of the year.

Jose reclaimed his title how many times?

Jose has won the championship seven times in a row.

Quick Facts

Full Name José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior
Famous as Jose Aldo
Nickname Junior
Place of Birth Manus, Brazil
Date of Birth September 9, 1986
Age 35 Years Old
Ethnicity Brazillian
Religion Not Available
Nationality Brazillian
Father’s Name Jose Aldo da Silva Oliveira Sr.
Mother’s Name Rocilene Socorro Souza
Sibling(s) Two
Education Not Available
Height Six ft. 7 inches
Weight 61 kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
  • Mixed Martial Artist
  • Fighter
Affiliation UFC
Net Worth $15 Million
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Vivianne Aldo
Children Joanna Aldo
Merch Autograph
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Written by LIsa Boothe

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