Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar II, UFC 200, 9 July 2016
A highly anticipated fight between two of the best P4P fighters in MMA. But this is not just any normal fight. These are two former champions competing not just with each other, but with themselves. Do they still have it? Do they still have what it takes to make a run for the championship? Do they still have the energy and the drive to train, to grind, to further pursue a career in the cage?
Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar II is a fight where we see two of the best fighters battling to solidify their legacy and make another claim for the UFC Featherweight belt.
Jose Aldo vs Conor McGregor, UFC 194, 12 December 2015
Whether you are a McGregor fan or an Aldo fan. Whether you believe in the hype or not. Whether you are a fight fan or not. Whether you even care about MMA. This was one of the most highly anticipated fights in MMA history.
I am a fan of both fighters and have been following their professional careers. Jose Aldo from when he was in the WEC. McGregor making his way quickly up the UFC ranks. Followed them throughout the world media tour for UFC 189. Found myself dejected and disappointed when Jose had to withdraw due to injury. Followed the stupid UFC 194 embedded series and even found myself getting emotionally invested. Feeling annoyed at McGregor’s taunting game and feeling frustrated for Jose. For as many times as you hear fight fans say, “kick his ass in the cage, shut him up”. I found myself feeling that and hoping Jose would do the same.
What a huge waste of hope and energy.
Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes II, UFC 179, 25 October 2014
We at Cage Inspiration believe that it is the fight fan’s right to have the best of the best fights made available to them. In our “best of the best fights” section, we try and find those fights that inspired us to be fight fans and continue to inspire us to be the best that we can be and do the best that we can do.
Sometimes a good fight is difficult to find. A good fight is one that has the right amount of action, where the fighters are equally matched and show spectacular reactions, skill and training. A fight where the fighters aren’t afraid to engage and even draw blood. A fight where the audience are drawn into the battle in awe of the courage and the abilities of the fighters.
UFC 179 was headlined by the second UFC Featherweight Championship fight between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. Mendes is able to bring out the fight in Aldo like no other opponent has before. This fight may be a contender for Fight of the Year. In short, this fight qualifies to be included in our “best of the best fights”. Don’t think, just watch.
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Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes, UFC 142, 14 January 2012
Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes is a fight that shows the passion that exists in the sport of MMA. Passion from the fighters and passion from the fans. Fighters train tirelessly day after day, week after week, month after month. Preparing themselves for their next fight – the fight of their lives.
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UFC 173, 24 May 2014, Las Vegas Nevada
T.J. Dillashaw def Renan Barao*
(T.J. won UFC Bantamweight Championship)
(TKO Strikes – round 5)
Daniel Cormier def Dan Henderson*
(submission rear-naked choke – round 3)
Robbie Lawler def Jake Ellenberger*
(TKO strikes – round 3)
Takeya Mizugaki def Francisco Rivera
(unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
James Krause def Jamie Varner*
(TKO injury – round 1)
Michael Chiesa def Francisco Trinaldo*
(unanimous decision 30-26,30-26, 30-27)
Tony Ferguson def Katsunori Kikimo*
(TKO punch – round 1)
Chris Holdworth def Chico Camus*
(unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mitch Clarke def Al Iaquinta*
(submission d’arce choke – round 2)
Vinc Pichel def Anthony Njokuani*
(unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Sam Sicilia def Aaron Phillips*
(unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jingliang Li def David Michaud
(split decision 29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
*Cage Inspiration’s most anticipated fights.
Continue reading for why we can’t wait for these fights.
Jose Aldo rolling with Ana Michelle Tavares
Awesomely chill video of Jose Aldo and Ana Michelle Tavares covering different drills.
Drill 1. North South Choke from Side Mount
Drill 2. Triangle from Side Mount
Drill 3. Escaping Kimura to land an Arm Bar
Free rolling – catch Jose Aldo Capoeira cartwheel out of an arm-bar!
Jose Aldo is the current and only UFC Featherweight Champion. He has incredible knockout performances against Cub Swanson, Mike Brown, Manny Gamuryan, and Chad Mendes. His record stands at 24-1 with wins over Frankie Edgar, Kenny Florian, Mark Hominick, Urijah Faber, and Jonathan Brookins.
Ana Michelle Tavares is a female MMA fighter that has incredible bouts against Megumi Fujii and Kyoko Takabayashi. Ana Michelle Tavares has not competed in MMA since 2008. However she recently finished 4th place in the 2013 ADCC tournament in the under 60kg category. She defeated Nyjah Easton, a black belt under Lloyd Irvin.
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