Former UFC star Jose Aldo claimed a convincing victory on the scorecards in his latest boxing bout at Shooto Boxing 2 in his native Brazil this past weekend.
Aldo was going up against Esteban Gabriel Espindola, a 28-year-old Argentinian who had picked up a draw and a loss from his first two pro-bouts last year.
It proved to be an easy fight for ‘The King Of Rio’, who rocked Espindola with an uppercut in the closing stages of the six-round fight, leaving his opponent desperately grabbing onto him to stop from falling to the canvas. It wasn’t quite enough to finish him though and so Aldo had to settle for a unanimous decision victory.
The former UFC featherweight champion now has two wins and a draw under his belt since starting his pro-boxing journey back in February of this year, and the word is that he’s looking to continue to get as many bouts under his belt as he can as he looks to gain more experience in the boxing ring and hone his craft.
Before that though Aldo will be in Las Vegas during International Fight Week to be inducted into the ‘Modern Wing’ of the UFC’s Hall-Of-Fame.
During his 31-8 MMA career Aldo first won the WEC featherweight title and defended it twice before being welcomed into the UFC as their new 145lb champ, where he’d go on to compile a further 7 defenses of the belt.