Jose Aldo v Conor McGregor UFC 194 – at 05:30 live on BT Sport 2
Here we go! The fight that everyone has been waiting for since June will finally commence this weekend as Jose Aldo will come up against Conor McGregor in Las Vegas for the UFC Featherweight title.
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Aldo sits as the current champion having gone undefeated in 18 fights, his current record stands at 25-1 as the Brazilian has defended his UFC Featherweight Championship nine times.
The 29-year-old won the title when he beat Mike Brown in his 17th professional fight; winning by TKO in the second round, winning knockout of the night.
Aldo’s last fight was against Chad Mendes in Brazil, as this was their second battle after Aldo defeated Mendes in one round previously. The fight lasted five rounds before the Brazilian won through a decision by the judges. This match at UFC 179 went on to win fight of year for 2014.
However, Aldo is not known as a fighter who makes a battle quick and easy, as six of his last ten fights have gone all the way lasting five rounds to which he has won all on decision.
On top of this, the best pound-4-pound fighter has beaten the likes of Urijah Faber, Frankie Edgar and Kenny Florian to keep hold of his belt.
Conor McGregor, meanwhile, is a different breed of fighter all together. For where Aldo is quiet and respectful, McGregor is cocky and loves to trash talk his opponents.
McGregor sits undefeated in 14 fights in his professional career with a record of 18-2 heading into this confrontation.
The Irishman made his debut in the UFC in 2013 and since then has gone on to win performance of the night four times.
His last fight was meant to be against Aldo, but due to an injury Chad Mendes stepped up as the replacement. McGregor went on to beat the American in two rounds through a TKO to win the UFC Interim Featherweight Championship.
The Notorious fighter has already become the poster-boy for UFC and in likes to finish his confrontations quick, with only one fight in his professional career lasting more than 2 rounds, beating such opponents as Dustin Priorier, Dennis Siver and Diego Brandao.
The original title match was supposed to commence in June, however, after Aldo suffered a rib injury he had to pull out leaving the fight to reschedule to December, so for the last year these two fighters have been at each other’s throats.
One thing to be sure of is that this will be an epic encounter. You have two fighters who aim to become the best in the sport, but go about it in different ways.
Price correct at the time of writing.