Heading into UFC 164, Jose Aldo had already established himself as the greatest featherweight fighter of all time.
Having defeated former Lightweight great Frankie Edgar, Aldo was originally set to face another mainstay at 155 pounds, Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis. However, an injury forced Pettis off the card, and in his place, the ever-popular “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung.
Jung was only coming off of three straight victories, but those victories included 2012’s Fight of The Year against Dustin Poirier, a Knockout of the Night (in only seven seconds) over Mark Hominick, and the first twister submission in UFC history against Leonard Garcia, which would earn Submission of the Year honors. To say that earned him a solid fan base would be an understatement.
Jose Aldo, even with a still-stacked 145 pound division, has expressed interest in moving up to lightweight soon. However Saturday at UFC 164, ‘The Korean Zombie’ stood directly in his path.
Jose Aldo didn’t care.
It took until the fourth round, and a freak injury, but Jose Aldo was able to stop the Korean Zombie. Following a combination, Zombie’s shoulder came out of its socket, and like a lion attacking a gazelle, Aldo pounced on his prey, and finished the fight.
Preceding the finish, Aldo used his superior striking, while mixing in some outstanding counter wrestling to gain the upper hand on the overmatched Chan Sung Jung. That, coupled with an unusually tentative offense from the challenger Jung, had Aldo in control for all four rounds of the bout. Jung was left laying in excruciating pain as Aldo had his hand raised in victory.
Elsewhere on the card, Phil Davis won a somewhat controversial decision over top-ranked Light Heavyweight Lyoto Machida. The broadcasters seemingly had an extreme bias towards Machida, but in the end, Davis landed more offense, and took the fight. Davis now has only one loss in ten UFC bouts.
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