UFC 200 Results: Jose Aldo scores unanimous decision victory over Frankie Edgar
<p>Former champions Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar faced each other in a rematch for the interim featherweight title on the main card of UFC 200. Aldo won the five-round bout via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47).</p>
<p>In the first round, the two men exchanged hands, landing punches pretty evenly with slight edge going to Edgar. After finding success with his jab, Edgar attempted a takedown that was easily stuffed by Aldo, who is known for having some of the best takedown defense in MMA. With about twenty seconds left in the opening round, Aldo landed two hard right knees that visibly rocked Edgar.</p>
<p>The second round saw a change in momentum in favor of Aldo who managed to establish his rhythm and begin landing well-timed knees to the midsection of Edgar. Despite finding success with his leg kicks, Frankie started to look a little more hesitant to close the distance and attempted two takedowns that were shrugged off by the former featherweight champion.</p>
<p>As the fight went on, Aldo was able to land clean counter right hands every time Frankie tried to get into boxing range which eventually opened up a cut on the right eye of “The Answer”. By the fourth round, Aldo was clearly in control of the fight with Edgar having occasional glimpses of success with left hooks and right straights. The Brazilian was able to keep Frankie at bay en route to a unanimous decision victory.</p>
<p>In his post-fight interview, Aldo dedicated the victory to his coach Andre Pederneiras and then, as expected, called out the first man to beat him in a decade. “I have one goal and it is to beat Conor McGregor. The next time I come here, I will beat him,” said the former 145-pound champion. </p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.