If you look up the definition of ‘Domination’ in any dictionary, you’ll likely find a picture of Jose Aldo. We’re clearly joking… kinda, as Aldo has steamrolled through every featherweight since making his WEC debut in June 2008.
The Brazilian standout is set to enter hostile territory Saturday night inside Arco Arena in Sacramento, which happens to be the hometown of his challenger and company golden boy, Urijah Faber.
In six fights for the WEC, Aldo has stopped all of his opponents by some form of knockout, including former champ Mike Brown who had never been knocked out in his 26 previous fights.
Although Aldo has looked absolutely untouchable, his challenge at WEC 48 will clearly be his toughest to date. The 23-year-old has never faced anyone as talented or explosive as Faber, however he doesn’t appear to be afraid of the moment.
As a prohibitive favorite heading into his showdown with the former 145-pound champion, Aldo has a chance to shut the game down, literally.
If he is able to get past the hometown hero, the WEC will find themselves in the same predicament that the UFC is currently in with Anderson Silva and his middleweight division.
There just aren’t enough legitimate challengers in their respective weight classes to compete with their dynamic striking.
With a win, Aldo would immediately propel himself in the conversation as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world and put the 145-pound division in danger of being lapped.