The label “super-fight” gets thrown around far too often. However, it couldn’t have been a more appropriate a distinction to use when referring to tonight’s tilt at UFC 156 between UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo and challenger Frankie Edgar. The 21-1 Aldo is a seemingly unbeatable force in the division, boasting an unbeaten mark under the Zuffa banner, while Edgar held UFC gold at lightweight and has found success against the likes of Sean Sherk, Gray Maynard, and B.J. Penn.
When the smoke cleared, Aldo kept his reign intact with a decision win in easily the toughest fight of his career. Though Edgar delivered a solid dose of offense, especially in the final frames, Aldo was able to fend off enough of the New Jersey native’s early attack to come away with a victory.
In addition to the title-bout, the lineup was also as stacked as fans have come to expect on Super Bowl Weekend with clashes including Jon Fitch-Demian Maia, Alistair Overeem-Antonio Silva, and Rashad Evans-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Read below for a rundown of UFC 156 winners/losers:
Francisco Rivera def. Edwin Figueroa via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Dustin Kimura def. Chico Camus via Submission Round 3 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Yves Edwards via Split Decision
Bobby Green def. Jacob Volkmann via Submission Round 3 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Tyron Woodley def. Jay Hieron via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Evan Dunham def. Gleison Tibau via Split Decision
Joseph Benavidez def. Ian McCall via Unanimous Decision
Demian Maia def. Jon Fitch via Unanimous Decision
Antonio Silva def. Alistair Overeem via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Rashad Evans via Unanimous Decision
Jose Aldo def. Frankie Edgar via Unanimous Decision
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