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Video: Marvel at Jose Aldo’s defense and all 12 times he stopped Frankie Edgar’s takedowns

Video: Marvel at Jose Aldo’s defense and all 12 times he stopped Frankie Edgar’s takedowns

Coming off his first loss in nearly a decade, UFC 200 could have gone one of two ways for Jose Aldo. Option one would unveil Aldo’s chin and mindset would never be the same after suffering a 13 second soul crushing defeat courtesy the fists of Conor McGregor. Option two would unveil Aldo getting back on the horse and almost shutting out a former UFC lightweight champion over the course of 25 minutes.

When we watch Jose Aldo versus Frankie Edgar in real time the fight appeared to be closer than it actually was. Go back and give it a second view, and you see a reborn Aldo look like his old WEC self. Aldo’s combination of quick strike technology coupled with his top shelf takedown defense is the perfect formula to make any MMA wrestler look silly.

Thanks in part to his takedown defense, Aldo often times made Edgar’s attempts to take the fight to floor look like a big brother swatting away his younger sibling in the living room. Aldo is back, injury free, has a McGregor rematch in his sights and the Brazilian’s cage skills are 100% powered up.

Watch all the times Charged Up Jose Aldo shutdown Frankie Edgar and his attempts to turn the UFC 200 interim featherweight title bout into a grappling match.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r77IoMth9RE

Bonus: This counter strike

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