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Jose Aldo wins to extend his unbeaten Boxing record

José Aldo, the former UFC featherweight champion, appears to be enjoying his post-MMA life.

After losing by decision to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 278, Aldo, who also competed for the bantamweight title on the sport's grandest stage, announced the end of his cage career last year.

With three straight victories against Marlon Vera, Pedro Munhoz, and Rob Font before his defeat by the Georgian challenger, "Junior" had come close to what had previously been considered an improbable comeback to the top.

But when "The Machine" was left off that list, Aldo's UFC exit and MMA retirement were both made official. However, the Brazilian made clear that he intended to try out other forms of combat.

That has so far taken the shape of a stint in boxing. Aldo met fellow UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens under the auspices of Jorge Masvidal's organisation after defeating Emmanuel Zambrano in his debut fight this past February. Many people think the Brazilian should have had his hand raised as the fight finished in a controversial majority draw.

On Sunday, the MMA veteran faced Esteban Gabriel in the main event of a Shooto Boxing event in Rio de Janeiro for his third experience in professional boxing. In his previous two games, his Argentinean opponent entered the encounter winless.

Aldo won with a score of 60-54 from all three judges after six three-minute rounds, demonstrating that he hasn't lost much of a step in the striking game.


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