When it comes to the featherweight division in the UFC, Jose Aldo has been there and done it all. He is the current champion in the featherweight category of the UFC. Also, he is the first champion in the featherweight division of the UFC. He is from Brazil, and he is highly accomplished in the mixed martial arts. And apart from all this, he was also the last and forth WEC Featherweight Champion. At the current moment, he is ranked as the best featherweight champion in the world.
Jose Aldo’s name cropped up in the news recently, when Chan Sung-Jung was scheduled to go up against the featherweight champion at the UFC 163. The Korean fighter is an underdog, and the odds are lined up four to one. But that does not mean that Chan has absolutely no chance of making it against Aldo. It is indeed a fact that Aldo holds many advantages, in terms of being the reigning champion. His scorecards are in way better shape than Chan’s, and he has experience in the ring, which is way more that Chan’s. But even after all this, Chan has enough of a fighting chance to go up against Aldo and upset the balance in the featherweight division of the UFC.
The fight between Jose Aldo and Chan Sung-Jung was sanctioned when Anthony Pettis had to back out, as he was suffering from a torn meniscus. Pettis had been looking forward to this fight for a long while, but sadly, there is no way that he can compete at the moment what with the injury and everything. And he had specifically dropped down to the featherweight class so that he can face Aldo, but now its certain that he will be missing his chance this time. So, its Chan and Aldo now who will be competing for the featherweight crown.