UFC 142 Results: Why Jose Aldo Cannot Be Stopped by Anyone

Jeffrey McKinneyContributor IIIJanuary 15, 2012

Tonight at UFC 142, Jose Aldo (21-1) proved himself once again as one of the most entertaining and dominant fighters in the world.

Aldo needed just one round to defeat Chad Mendes, knocking out the Team Alpha Male member with a knee and punches to retain his UFC featherweight title. 

Aldo has now won 14 straight fights. 

During this run Aldo has defeated some of the biggest names in the sport, including Urijah Faber and Kenny Florian. 

The thing that has made Aldo so dominant has been his striking. 

Out of 21 career wins, tonight's knockout victory is Aldo's 13th. 

Even when Aldo does not get a KO victory, he usually makes his opponents pay for it. 

Just take a look at Faber's leg after or Mark Hominick's face after they were punished by Aldo. 

As much as Aldo's striking is highlighted, his wrestling defensive has made him nearly unstoppable. 

Aldo has some of the best wrestling defense in the game today and perhaps is only second to fellow UFC champion Jon Jones. 

On top of his striking and wrestling defense, Aldo is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

Aldo is one of the most well rounded fighters in MMA today. When it comes to his dominance, he's right up there with Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre. 

Aldo has just about cleaned out the featherweight division and could perhaps seek newer challenges with a move to lightweight in the future. 

For now though, he reigns as king at featherweight.

As long as there's nobody who can take him down and keep him down or get a clean hit on him early in the fight, he won't be stopped anytime soon. 

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