Alexander Volkanovski outworked Jose Aldo to rightfully earn a unanimous decision victory over the ‘King Of Rio’ tonight at UFC 237.
Front kick upstairs misses for Volkanovski to start. leg kick from Volkanovski. Another lands. Aldo tries to lands one of his own, but comes up short.
Leg kick again for Volkanovski. He misses the head kick again. Back to the leg kick. Aldo very patient for now. Another leg kick connects for Volkanovski. Not landing with much power though.
Left hand for Aldo. Inside leg kick for Volkanovski. Outside leg kick. Aldo with the jab. Hard body punches from Volkanovski.
Inside leg kick for Volkanovski. Leg kick for Aldo now. jab for Volkanovski, but great head movement from Aldo makes him miss the right hand.
Body kick for Aldo and a punch for Volkanovski. Aldo with a leg kick. Volkanovski with a jab and then into the clinch against the cage.
Aldo pushes him off. Volkanovski back to the leg kick. Aldo stalking him now, but Volkanovski lands a body kick. Aldo with a jumping knee that gets Volkanovski’s attention. Solid left hand for Volkanovski to end the round.
leg kick for Volkanovski and again. Repeatedly going to the inside of Aldo’s leg with light kicks. Now a harder one to the outside.
Right hand for Volkanovski. Good right hanad counter from Aldo. Uppercut just misses for the Brazilian. Leg kick again for Volkanovski.
Outside leg kick for Volkanovski. Solid jab for Aldo. Low leg kick for Volkanovski. Now into the clinch, but Aldo shoves him away. Nice right hand for Volkanovski.
Jab for Aldo. left hook for him now. Two-piece for Volkanovski. Now a jab from him. Elbow for Volkanovski and a counter from Aldo.
Aldo gets eyepoked and that forces a brief stoppage.
Solid leg kick from Aldo. Now a big punch. Body punch for Volkanovski. Counter right from Aldo off a left hand from Volkanovski.
Volkanovski into the clinch against the cage and landing hard knees to the leg.
Nice move from Aldo, switching to get Volkanovski’s back, but then Volkanovski adjusts and gets him back up against the cage. Aldo shoves Volkanovski away. Aldo with an uppercut. Aldo tries for a jumping knee that misses as the round ends.
leg kick for Volkanovski. Counter hook for Aldo. Right hand for Volkanovski. A couple of light punches land for Aldo and then a harder one in return from Volkanovski.
Now Volkanovski gets into the clinch against the cage. Knees to the leg from Volkanovski. Time running out for Aldo here and he manages to break free.
Body kick for Volkanovski. Punch for Aldo. Left hand from Volkanovski. left for Volkanovski. Aldo with a knee to the body.
Another knee to the midsection in close from Aldo. One-two for Volkanovski. He gets a right hand through. Lack of urgency here from Aldo.
Volkanovski back into the clinch. He lands the occasional knee to the leg, but not too busy here. Final minute. Volkanovski would like a takedown here, but nothing doing for now.
More knees to the legs from Volkanovski. Final 10 seconds and Volkanovski is happy to keep aldo pressed against the cage.
Hard working performances from Volkanvski here and that earns him a big win over Aldo by unanimous decision (30-27 x3).