As an infant, Aldo was dropped onto a barbecue by his older sister, leaving a permanent scar on the left side of his face. His aspirations were supported by his father. But Aldo grew tired of getting beaten up in fights on the street, thus starting to train capoeira to learn ways to defend himself better in brawls. Aldo used to train capoeira on the streets after the classes, once gaining attention of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainer.
Share to twitter Share to linkedin Frankie Edgar gets his third shot at the UFC featherweight title when he faces current champion Max When he stepped into the octagon to face Chad Mendes in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale card, Edgar was on a four-fight winning streak.
Edgar was ranked No. Mendes came in one spot below him at No. The odds favored Edgar, who was a favorite. The two wrestlers used their striking skills for the first two minutes of the fight. Mendes did a nice job landing heavy kicks to the lead leg of his opponent, with the hope that those blows would pay dividends later in slowing down the mobile Edgar.
Edgar caught Mendes with a left hook with left in the first stanza.
That blow dropped Mendes to the mat and brought referee John McCarthy charging in to wave the fight off shortly after the strike landed. Aldo defeated Edgar by unanimous decision in their UFC bout. Edgar has bounced back from that loss.
He is since falling to Aldo for a second time. On Saturday, the ex-champ gets his third chance to win the pound title when he faces current titleholder Max Holloway in the main event of the UFC pay-per-view card.
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