Jose Aldo has retire from mixed martial arts after a legendary career that has spanned nearly two decades. Check out his age and last fight.

José Aldo : Retire | Wife | Record | Last fight | Age

José Aldo da Silva Oliveira, commonly anglicized as Jose Aldo, is a retired Brazilian professional mixed martial artist.

José Aldo : Retire | Wife | Record | Last fight | Age

Born José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior
9 September 1986 (age 36)
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Nickname(s) Junior
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9 st 9 lb)
Division Bantamweight (2019–present)
Featherweight (2004–2019)
Lightweight (2005)

He last competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the Bantamweight division.

He also competed at Featherweight, and was the fourth and final WEC Featherweight Champion and  became the first UFC Featherweight Champion following the UFC/WEC merger.

Aldo is widely considered as one the best mixed martial artists of all-time, and as the greatest featherweight ever.

As of August 23, 2022, he was ranked #6 in the UFC bantamweight rankings.

After his first MMA defeat in November 2005, Aldo remained undefeated for over a decade, winning 18 straight fights until UFC 194 in December 2015.

He was named Sherdog’s 2009 Fighter of the Year.

In Sherdog’s April 2017 pound-for-pound ranking, Aldo was called “the greatest featherweight in mixed martial arts history.”


Jose Aldo’s legendary career has come to an end.

MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed with sources with knowledge of the news that the two-time UFC featherweight champion and current bantamweight contender has retire from MMA competition, putting a bow on an 18-year career that saw him earn a reputation as one of the greatest fighters in combat sports history. Combate was first to report the news.

José Aldo : Retire | Wife | Record | Last fight | Age

Aldo (31-8) is widely regarded as the greatest featherweight fighter of all time as well as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters to ever step into the cage.

He won 25 of his first 26 pro bouts, with numerous highlight-reel knockouts and dominant decisions among those victories.

MMA Fighting also confirmed that Aldo’s team negotiated a release from his UFC contract with one bout remaining, meaning that he is free to pursue an oft-discussed move to boxing or other combat sports opportunities.

The news comes less than a month after Aldo’s most recent fight, a unanimous decision loss to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 278 that snapped a three-fight win streak. He retires as the No. 6 bantamweight in MMA Fighting’s Global Rankings.

Jose Aldo wife

Aldo is married to Vivianne Perreira, who has a purple belt in jiu-jitsu and has fought twice professionally in Muay Thai. 

Vivianne Perreira Aldo formerly known as Vivianne Perreira met her husband when he was just 16 and in training at a gym in Rio; she was older than him, he was besotted by her, but thought that a girl like her would never notice him.


José Aldo : Retire | Wife | Record | Last fight | Age

She did notice him, but he thought, she also talked to him because she felt sorry for him. They became close friends and soon they started dating.

Aldo was still living at the Favelas at the time and Vivianne asked him to move in with her; however, her dad said no way, not unless you get married!

So they got married, today the Aldos are the proud parents of their adorable daughter Joanna born in 2012.

No doubt Jose Aldo’s wife Vivianne Perreira Aldo was not happy to hear about the dinner date her hubby had with Brazilian model Heloaney Guimares, in Australia around the time of his face-off with Conor McGregor.

Jose Aldo Record 

Known by the nickname “Junior”, José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior fought his first professional MMA fight at the age of 17 at EcoFight 1 on 10 August 2004.

He fought fellow countryman and newcomer Mário Bigola, whom he defeated by knockout in just 16 seconds into the first round. It would be Bigola’s first and only professional fight.

José Aldo : Retire | Wife | Record | Last fight | Age

                    Mixed martial arts record                   
Total 39
Wins 31
By knockout 17
By submission 1
By decision 13
Losses 8
By knockout 4
By submission 1
By decision 3

Aldo fought fellow Brazilian Hudson Rocha, in his second fight for Shooto Brazil. The fight was ended by a doctor stoppage at the end of the first round due to a cut over Rocha’s left eye, which was caused by a flying knee thrown by Aldo followed by a barrage of punches.

Rocha was able to get back to his feet only to be met with more strikes and a knee before Aldo kicked his legs out from under him.

Five months later he fought MMA newcomer Luiz de Paula at Shooto – Brazil 7. Aldo took de Paula down in the clinch early on in the fight.

He quickly gained mount, where he rained down punches before transitioning to an arm-triangle choke, forcing de Paula to tap at 1:54 of the first round.

Aldo spent the next several years jumping from organization to organization. He next fought Vale Tudo and Shooto veteran Aritano Silva Barbosa, who had lost four of his last five fights, at Rio MMA Challenge 1 on 12 May 2005. 

Aldo was expected to face UFC Bantamweight Champion Henry Cejudo on 9 May 2020 at then UFC 250.

Last fight 

We very well may have seen Jose Aldo compete for the last time inside the Octagon at UFC 278 this past weekend (Aug. 20, 2022) in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Aldo’s resurgent three-fight win streak came to a halt on Saturday night after facing Georgian wrestling sensation, Merab “The Machine” Dvalishvili, who picked up the unanimous decision win over the iconic former champion.

José Aldo : Retire | Wife | Record | Last fight | Age

After the fight, the two shared a moment in the Octagon on their knees, exchanging words before Aldo potentially departed for the final time in his 39-fight career.

“When he was down and I [went] to shake his hand and tell him, ‘Thank you so much for the fight,’ and I go to respect him, he was down, and I tried to help him, and he was telling me, he said, ‘That means this is my last fight, because it was my last run to title,’” Dvalishvili told The MMA Hour. “And then he said, ‘I guess I’m done.’

“It was a very emotional moment,” he added. “That’s why I was talking to him. I said, ‘You’re amazing, you did so much, you don’t have anything to prove, you’re a legend — you’re a king.’ I was a little bit heartbroken.”

Aldo, 35, has recently kicked around the idea of retirement, hoping to have defeated Dvalishvili before going on to capture one final UFC championship, riding off into the sunset.

Now, the chances of the former Featherweight kingpin getting his second crack at Bantamweight gold all too soon seem like nothing more than a pipe dream.


José Aldo was born on 9 September 1986, in Manaus, Brazil. As an infant, Aldo was dropped onto a barbecue, leaving a permanent scar on the left side of his face.

José Aldo : Retire | Wife | Record | Last fight | Age

  • Age :  36 Years.

Throughout his teen years, he was keen on football and wanted to become a professional. His aspirations were supported by his father.

But Aldo grew tired of getting beaten up in fights on the street, thus starting to train capoeira to learn ways to defend himself better in brawls.

Aldo used to train capoeira on the streets after the classes, once gaining attention of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainer. 

By Rishabh

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