Jose Aldo looked a slick as ever as he earned a convincing unanimous decision victory over a game Pedro Munhoz tonight in the co-main event of UFC 265.
Spinning kick to start from Munhoz. Munhoz comes forward behind the jab. Now a leg kick for him inside.
Spinning kick again from Munhoz is not close to landing as Aldo hangs out at range. Munhoz looking for another kick and Aldo lands a couple of punches to the body in response.
Aldo looking to check Munhoz’s leg kick there. Another missed spinning kick from Munhoz to the body. Low kick for Munhoz and then one to the inside.
Munhoz wades in and is greeted by a knee to the body. Aldo rips a punch to the body. Solid right hand from Munhoz snaps Aldo’s head to the side.
Inside leg kick for Munhoz. One-two for Aldo. Left hand gets through for him. Inside leg kick for Munhoz.
Body punch from Aldo. Hard right hand to the body from Aldo. Low kick from Munhoz and then one higher up on the other side. Aldo with a body punch. Now again, though reaching a bit on that one. Low kick from Munhoz.
jab from Munhoz and then a right. Aldo with a straight left. Inside leg kick for Munhoz, body punch from Aldo.
Brief exchange. Nice uppercut from Aldo as he steps forward. Right hand for Munhoz. Spinning kick upstairs threatens from Munhoz.
Jab for Aldo. Munhoz presses forward and lands a left hook. Leg kick from Munhoz. Body punch from Aldo.
Hard calf kick from Aldo. Munhoz with one of his own. Body punch from Munhoz. Solid punches from Aldo. He gets a left hand through. Munhoz tries to flurry in response.
Another solid jab from Aldo and then goes to the body. Clipping left hook from Munhoz. Missed spinning kick from him.
Aldo looks for a knee strike, but doesn’t quite land this time as Munhoz presses into range behind strikes. Crisp jab for Aldo.
Nice right sneaks through solidly from Munhoz. Head kick attempt from Munhoz is blocked. Back to the jab from Aldo.
Inside leg kick for Munhoz. Jab for Munhoz. Another inside leg kick from Munhoz and a quick flurry of punches from Aldo.
Calf kick from Aldo. Body punch for him and then one upstairs. Light inside kick from Munhoz. Nice jab snaps Munhoz’s head back.
Solid right for Aldo. Thigh kick from Munhoz. Body work and a sticking jab from Aldo. calf kick for Munhoz. Now one to the inside of the leg.
Body punch from Aldo. Another inside kick to the thigh from Munhoz. Jab for Aldo. Aldo tries for a knee and then lands a punch instead. Aldo with a few more punches to end the round.
Exchange to start the third and it’s Aldo who flurries with a series of hooks. Munhoz pressing forward and Aldo lands again. Munhoz clinches up.
Aldo gets space and gets back behind that solid jab. Flashy spinning kick from Munhoz misses. leg kick from Aldo and one from Munhoz in return.
Body punch for Aldo. He lands it again. Now probing at the guard with his jab. Calf kick for Aldo, then feeds the jab.
Combination of punches from Aldo with his final right hand landing hard. Now a solid calf kick. Right hand lands clean for Munhoz.
another body punch for Aldo. Power calf kick from Aldo and it sends Munhoz to the mat for a second.
Inside leg kick from Munhoz. Calf kick from Aldo doesn’t land as cleanly this time. Back to the body punch.
Spinning kick misses or Munhoz. nice jab and then a step off hook from Aldo. Another kick. Right and then a jab from him.
Aldo moving on the outside. Yet another missed spinning kick from Munhoz. Straight punches from Aldo and then a heavy calf kick. Then back to more clean, straight punches from Aldo. Aldo still looking fresh and light on his feet here in the closing seconds of the round.
Munhoz pressed forward from start to finish, but Aldo’s classy display of precision striking and sound defense helps him earn a clean-sweep unanimous decision victory (30-27 x3).