Jose Aldo will take his well-deserved place amongst legends within the UFC Hall of Fame. Aldo’s induction into the UFC Hall of Fame class of 2023 was introduced in entrance of his countrymen and girls in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at UFC 283 on Saturday night time.
UFC ran a video bundle revealing Aldo’s induction throughout the primary card of UFC 283. Aldo was dwell in attendance for the occasion. He was visibly moved by the announcement and crowd reception.
Aldo introduced his retirement from combined martial arts on the day on Sept. 18, 2022, the identical day his son was born. Aldo, 36, was nonetheless very aggressive on the time of his retirement. He misplaced an in depth resolution to Merab Dvalishvili who’s presently ranked No. 3 at bantamweight and got here into the combat with three straight wins in opposition to noteworthy opponents.
Aldo’s identify is alive and properly within the dialog of the best featherweight champion in MMA historical past. Aldo received 17 consecutive fights and was topped the inaugural UFC featherweight champion after efficiently defending his WEC featherweight title. Urijah Faber, Frankie Edgar (twice), Chad Mendes, “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, Kenny Florian and Cub Swanson are only a handful of the numerous fighters that Aldo vanquished. He additionally shared the cage with Alexander Volkanovski, Max Holloway and Conor McGregor.
“Jose Aldo is the best featherweight of all time,” UFC president Dana White stated in an announcement. “From WEC to UFC, Jose helped us construct the game of MMA and UFC as a model, in addition to change the notion of the smaller weight lessons and what they may accomplish contained in the Octagon. It will probably be an honor to induct him into the UFC Hall of Fame this summer time.”
Aldo reinvigorated his profession with a transfer from featherweight right down to bantamweight in 2019. He had an unsteady begin at first however discovered his footing, defeating Marlon Vera, Pedro Munhoz and Rob Font in succession.
The 2023 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will happen through the eleventh annual UFC International Fight Week this summer time in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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