UFC 169: Ricardo Lamas Will Prove Doubters Wrong Against Jose Aldo

By Jeremy Green
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UFC 169 is going to be a monumental event for many reasons. There are going to be two title fights, and one of the most intriguing is a featherweight title fight between Ricardo Lamas and Jose Aldo. Both fighters have proven a lot to get where they are in their respective careers, and their paths will collide this Saturday, in what should be a memorable night for the fans.

Aldo has been one of the most dominant champs in the UFC. He’s currently on an absurd 16-fight winning streak, and he has been so unstoppable, he’s considering a move up to the lightweight division in hopes of challenging Anthony Pettis for his belt. All of this said, Lamas is not phased. He knows that winning streaks don’t mean anything in MMA, as any fighter can lose on a given day. Just ask Anderson Silva. He was one of the most dominant champions in the sport, but his time to lose came against Chris Weidman.

Lamas feels it in his heart. He knows he’s going to dethrone Aldo this weekend, and this confidence will certainly help him going up against Aldo. It’s not just mental, though, for Lamas. He possesses some serious skills that will test Aldo in every aspect of MMA at UFC 169. On paper, Lamas is one of the better wrestlers that Aldo has faced. Lamas also has exceptional cardio and brutal ground and pound, which is something Aldo has yet to face.

Regardless of the outcome, Lamas will show why he’s one of the very best featherweights in the world, and he’s going to earn a lot of fans after UFC 169. It’s going to be a war for Aldo, so if he’s not taking Lamas serious as a threat, he very well could lose his featherweight belt.

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Google Plus.

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