Jose Aldo proved once again why he’s considered one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the sport with a second round KO win over Manny Gamburyan at WEC 51.
The champion eased his way into the fight in the first round, working his jab before beginning to unleash some of the vicious leg kicks that had been so successful against Urijah Faber last time out, and by the end of the round Gamburyan was clearly starting to feel them.
The second round began with Aldo easily shrugging off a takedown. Before long he was making Gamburyan pay for that on the feet as he wobbled him with a right cross and then an uppercut as the Armenian desperately dove for a takedown and missed.
Aldo quickly pounced on him and rained down a deadly barrage of blows that knocked out the turtled up Gamburyan before the referee could intervene.
It was another great performance from Aldo, perfectly illustrating in the space of a minute how deadly he can be on both the feet and on the mat.
He now extends his unbeaten run to 11 fights and it’s going to take something special to stop him in the 145lb division. Meanwhile Gamburyan loses for the first time in the WEC and suffers the second KO loss of his career.