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Knockout of the Day: Jose Aldo’s Pro Debut

(Props: MMA Fighting)

Believe it or not, Jose Aldo was as dominant in the beginning of his career as he’s been during his current reign in the WEC. Before suffering his first (and to date, only) loss to Luciano Azevedo in November 2005, Aldo racked up seven straight victories via brutal stoppage. The video above shows his very first vale tudo appearance against Mario Bigola at Eco Fight 1 in August 2004; Aldo was just 17 years old at the time. As you’ll see, the future featherweight champ needed just 18 seconds to land a fight-ending head-kick on Bigola, who never competed again. As for the chaos that erupts at the end, don’t be alarmed. Throwing chairs and bottles is simply how Brazilians show their appreciation. Seriously, invite one to dinner and see if I’m lying.

Related: Aldo Destroys Barbosa (Jose’s 4th pro fight)

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Clyde- April 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm
That kid does not fuck around. Has anyone seen the fight where he lost? I'm just curious what the guy did. And yes I can read that it was a RNC on Wikipedia, I'm curious if it was a dominant showing or if fortune was just not on the kid's side that day.
robthom- April 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm
Damn that guys a demon.

And kicking ass with his pajamas on no less.

Someone has to get these guys to the ground.
Mr_Misanthropy- April 20, 2010 at 12:55 pm
Yeah, its in his back yard and the loser gets thrown into a barbecue.
Horror Fighter- April 20, 2010 at 12:42 pm
Dana saw this and immediately video-blogged about how this promotion is bush league and you'll need see this type of behavior in the UFC.
Smitty- April 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm
Aldo vs Faber

Aldo via flying steel chair to the temple.
ReX13- April 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is my number 2 P4P fighter at seventeen years old.
Soda Popinski- April 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm
just re-watched it...count em...2 chairs hurling towards the ring after the fight.
Soda Popinski- April 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm
Freaking pandemonium after he wins. I think I saw a chair fly towards the ring just before the video ends. Was this in Aldo's backyard where only 'his' family and friends were invited?

That first punch he throws by the way even though it misses looks like a damn lightning bolt coming out of his shoulder.

See ya Faber.
Mr_Misanthropy- April 20, 2010 at 12:15 pm
That cat's got laser beams for hands and feet. Esta muy spectacularrrr. This might sound retart but I'd give him a chance of KO ing some of the bigger dudes a couple of weight classes up. Its not impossible, I've seen little dudes lay people out in real life. I saw a little firecracker cat knock this big dude out with one punch and he almost had to jump up to throw that shit. Big boy was out on the ground with Rashad Leg (tm), all up in the club in front of the ladies. Not a good way to impress your date.
El Guapo- April 20, 2010 at 12:14 pm
"Eco Fight 2004" Was that shit in the rain forest or what??

I always pictured Aldo gnawing a dude's face off in his pro debut. So although that headkick was fairly vicious, I gotta give it a big, fat "MEH"