Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Aldo vs Munhoz?
Jose Aldo beat Pedro Munhoz by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 265, on Saturday 7th August 2021 at Toyota Center in Houston.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 in favor of winner Jose Aldo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Aldo vs Munhoz stats
Jose Aldo stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Pedro Munhoz made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggested Aldo had a massive power advantage over Munhoz, boasting at 59% knock out percentage over Munhoz's 26%.
Jose Aldo was the same age as Pedro Munhoz, at 35 years old.
Aldo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Munhoz. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Aldo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 4 years and 7 months earlier than Munhoz, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 40 more professional rounds, 102 to Munhoz's 62.
Aldo vs Munhoz form
Aldo had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Marlon Vera at UFC Vegas 17 on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Petr Yan at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by knockout in the 5th round in their UFC Bantamweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Marlon Moraes at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He had won against Renato Moicano at UFC on ESPN+ 2 on 2nd February 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste, Fortaleza.
Aldo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Munhoz's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.