Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Volkanovski vs Aldo?
Alexander Volkanovski beat Jose Aldo by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main card of UFC 237, on Saturday 11th May 2019 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Alexander Volkanovski.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Volkanovski vs Aldo stats
Alexander Volkanovski stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Jose Aldo made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Aldo had a slight advantage in power over Volkanovski, with a 61% knock out percentage over Volkanovski's 58%.
Alexander Volkanovski was the younger man by 2 years, at 33 years old.
Aldo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Volkanovski. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.
Volkanovski was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 7 year and 9 months later than Aldo, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 36 less professional rounds, 66 to Aldo's 102.
Volkanovski vs Aldo form
Aldo had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated 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, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Max Holloway at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Max Holloway at UFC 212 on 3rd June 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
He had beat Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 on 9th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Volkanovski's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
Aldo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.