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José Aldo vs Pedro Munhoz UFC Tips
- Pedro Munhoz to win by decision tonight
Pedro Munhoz of Brazil punches Jimmie Rivera in a bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Some changes in recent events have given this fight the well-deserved Co-main event spot at this PPV. This is a great fight between two veterans of this sport, meeting at the perfect time of their careers where they are at their hungriest. The King of Rio wants another title shot before he hangs the gloves, but his road will go through his fellow Brazilian opponent in The Young Punisher.
The former champion José Aldo is ready to capitalize on his recent victory and make a case for another shot at Bantamweight gold. Aldo was once the most feared champion in UFC history with 15 straight wins across WEC and UFC including 10 title fight wins. Aldo’s heroics have set him for a spot in the hall of fame, but the King of Rio envisions retiring with the belt wrapped around him.
Aldo has had a recent skid on his otherwise impressive record, but he would love to redeem himself before it is all said and done. Aldo is an impressive striker with immense knockout strength and a decent BJJ game to lean on when required. Aldo will look to make it 30 career wins as he makes his 37th walk to the Octagon this weekend.
Pedro Munhoz has been an exciting and underrated fighter since he made his Octagon debut in 2014. The Young Punisher has been an exceptionally well-rounded fighter with a diverse game based around his impressive submission game and strong kickboxing on the feet.
Munhoz has always given his all even in defeat, he has seen the scorecards in all his losses which proves his ability to grind. He has an impressive 68% finish rate involving 5 knockouts and 8 submissions. Munhoz has always strived for that title shot and this fight provides a perfect opportunity to make a case for one.
This is a tough fight to call considering the well-rounded acumen of both men and their ability to scrap. Aldo will use his leg kicks and strong body shots looking to slow down the movement of Munhoz. Aldo often uses his clinch game effectively as he does some of his best work in the clinch.
Contrarily Munhoz will look for leg kicks of his own and look to get Aldo to the mat as he has a more threatening submission game. This fight could be a nightmare for the judges to score as both men are as tough as they come. Ultimately, we are picking the underdog here in Munhoz who should be able to outpace the former champ to get the nod from the judges.