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Jose Aldo captures the interim featherweight title at UFC 200

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Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar met in an interim featherweight title bout at UFC 200.

In round 1, both guys with a lot of movement and throwing a lot of kicks early. Edgar blitzed him with a combo. Both guys hesitant in this round. Edgar went for a takedown, but it was stuffed. Edgar clipped him with a right hook. Aldo tagged him with a left hand. Aldo landed a good knee to the body then dropped him with a head kick, but Edgar got right back to his feet. In round 2, Edgar was finding his home with leg kicks and often. Aldo was landing his right hook. Edgar went for a takedown, but Aldo shook him off. Edgar was bleeding from his right temple. Edgar couldn’t find his range. Edgar then started landing his right hook. Edgar shot in for a takedown, but Aldo moved. Aldo tagged him a hard right hand. Edgar followed up with a good combo. Edgar shot for a takedown, but Aldo shook him off again. Edgar caught a knee and went for a takedown, but Aldo stuffed it.

In round 3, they had a good exchange to open up this round. Edgar went for a takedown, but Aldo shut it down again. Edgar clinched with him about a minute into the round and put him up against the fence. Edgar worked him over with strikes. Edgar was looking for the takedown but couldn’t get it.

In round 4, Edgar’s face was busted up at this point. Edgar was struggling with his strikes. Aldo’s movement was a big problem for him. Edgar landed a head kick, but Aldo answered with two good straight hands. Aldo tagged him with a combo. In round 5, Edgar continued to look for takedowns, but they were just not. Aldo busted him up some more. A very dominant round for Aldo to secure the win.

Aldo won the fight by unanimous decision to capture the interim featherweight title.

Edgar (20-5-1) is currently on a one-fight losing streak and 5-1 in his last six bouts. He beat Charles Oliveira at UFC 162 by unanimous decision, he knocked out BJ Penn in July of 2014 and then submitted Cub Swanson in November of 2014 in the fifth round by neck crank. He’s coming off a decision win over Urijah Faber at UFC Fight Night 66. He beat Chad Mendes at TUF 22 Finale by first round knockout. He lost to Jose Aldo at UFC 200 by decision.

Aldo (26-2) is currently on a two-fight winning streak. In his last six bouts, he is 5-1. He beat Frankie Edgar at UFC 156 by unanimous decision, Chan Sung Jung at UFC 163 by fourth round TKO, Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169 by unanimous decision, and Chad Mendes at UFC 179 by unanimous decision. He lost to Conor McGregor by first-round knockout at UFC 194. He beat Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 by decision.

UFC 200 took place at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The prelims aired on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT with three bouts and FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with four bouts. The main card aired on PPV at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with five bouts.



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