One of the most dominate fighters in the UFC right now is Jose Aldo. Aldo has single-handedly cleared out the featherweight division both in the UFC and WEC. He’s been so dominate, in fact, that he’s considering a move up to the lightweight division, where the options for him are limitless.
Aldo is riding high on a 16-fight win streak. He’s dominated every fighter ever put in front of him, a list that is quite impressive. Some of his notable victories are over Chad Mendes, Urijah Faber, Chan Sung Jung and Frankie Edgar. Edgar was originally a dominate lightweight champion for many years, so that fight was a great litmus test for how Aldo would do in the lightweight division.
Aldo dominated Edgar using his kicks, and this would certainly translate well into the lightweight division. Also, Aldo is one of the best at takedown defense, which would serve him well in the lightweight division, where there are a lot of elite wrestlers.
First, Aldo has to get past Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169, which will be no easy task. But if Aldo makes quick work of him, like he has done to all of his opponents, moving to lightweight is his best option. There, he could face guys like a Ben Henderson or the current champ, Anthony Pettis. If victorious over these fighters, his status as an all-time great would surely be cemented. And, if he can beat a champion at lightweight while still holding his featherweight belt, it would be something for the ages.