Jose Aldo looking to follow in footsteps of Silva and Machida; seeks dominant reign as champion

Photo by Sherdog - Jose Aldo's relentless assault on Mike Brown at WEC 44 could not be stopped.

(PRESS RELEASE) – Newly-crowned World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champion Jose Aldo had dreamed of winning a world title since he was a young boy. Growing up poor in Manaus, Brazil, Aldo didn’t have many material possessions, nor did he always know when his next meal would come.

Simply put, Jose Aldo was hungry. Starving, actually. But what makes this story so unique is that Aldo’s hunger could not be fulfilled by a cheeseburger. Despite his less-than-ideal upbringing, Aldo was craving a taste of success. Aldo wanted to become an elite fighter and escape the life of poverty, leaving championship gold as his only way out.

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The WEC has a new featherweight champion

Jose Aldo defeated Mike Brown at WEC 44 to become the new WEC Featherweight Champion.

Jose Aldo (16-1) took Mike Thomas Brown’s (22-5) WEC Featherweight Title Wednesday night, Nov. 18, at WEC 44, at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Brown seemed one step behind Aldo through the entire first round as Aldo landed more strikes and Brown could not get him to the ground. Round two started the same way, but Aldo quickly poured on the heat, got his own takedown, and pounded out the win at 1:20 of the second round.

It was Nov. 2008 at WEC 36 when Mike Thomas Brown first knocked out Urijah Faber in the first round to become the WEC Featherweight Champion. For his first title defense, he submitted Leonard Garcia via first round arm triangle at WEC 39. They gave Faber one more chance at WEC 41, but Brown once again proved his dominance by taking home the five round unanimous decision.

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WEC 44 results & play-by-play commentary

World Extreme Cagefighting presents WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo, taking place tonight at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The main event features WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown (22-4), on a 10-fight win streak, defending his title against Jose Aldo (15-1), who has knocked out his last five opponents.

We here at will be providing live play-by-play commentary coinciding with the main card which airs live on Versus beginning at 8 p.m. CT.

Quick Results:

•Frank Gomez def. Seth Dikun by unanimous decision Rd 3 (5:00)
•Ricardo Lamas def. James Krause by unanimous decision Rd 3 (5:00)
•Antonio Banuelos def. Kenji Osawa by unanimous decision Rd 3 (5:00)
•Cub Swanson def. John Franchi by submission (guillotine) Rd 3 (4:50)
•L.C. Davis def. Diego Nunes by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
•Kamal Shalorus def. Will Kerr by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (1:26)
•Shane Roller def. Danny Castillo by rear-naked choke submission Rd 3 (3:32)
•Karen Darabedyan def. Rob McCullough by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
•Manny Gamburyan def. Leonard Garcia by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
•Jose Aldo def. Mike Thomas Brown by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (1:20)

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“WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo” weigh-in results & video

The weigh-ins for WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo took place on Tuesday at The Pearl at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The fight card, headlined by a featherweight title bout between Mike Brown and Jose Aldo, takes place tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 18, also at The Pearl. We here at will be providing … Read more

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Remaining bouts confirmed for “WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo” on Nov. 18

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – World Extreme Cagefighting proudly confirms the remaining bouts of a tremendous fight card headed to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV on Nov. 18. In addition to the outstanding main event pitting featherweight champion Mike Brown against top challenger Jose Aldo, WEC is pleased to announce nine other quality bouts.

“WEC continually delivers some of the best fights in the business,” WEC General Manager Reed Harris said. “With this event taking place the same week as UFC 106, we guarantee that this will be one of the best fight weeks in the history of the sport.”

Brown vs. Aldo will be televised nationally live on VERSUS beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.  All of the network’s live WEC events are presented in HD and Spanish language SAP where available. For more information and how to find VERSUS in your local viewing area, visit

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WEC announces featherweight title fight

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champion Mike Brown has built a reputation as a hard-hitting, gritty fighter capable of breaking down his opponents. Similarly, top-ranked contender Jose Aldo has established a name for himself by steamrolling the opposition with explosive punches and devastating knees. On Wednesday, Nov. 18 from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV, one of these men will leave the cage as the undisputed featherweight champion of the world.

World Extreme Cagefighting officially announced today that the long-awaited title clash between champion Mike Brown and fierce challenger Aldo will take place in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, NV. What’s more, Brown vs. Aldo kicks off one of the biggest fight weeks ever in Las Vegas, as Brock Lesnar will defend the UFC heavyweight championship against Shane Carwin at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on the Saturday following WEC’s historic event.

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