Jose Aldo retained his featherweight title at UFC 156 on Saturday night, outpointing ex-lightweight ace Frankie Edgar in their “Fight of the Night”-winning headliner.

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Bobby Green were also awarded post-fight bonuses, earning “Knockout of the Night” and “Submission of the Night” honors for their respective stoppages of Alistair Overeem and Jacob Volkmann. All four men walked away from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas with an additional $50,000 for their efforts.

Aldo used a cobra-like jab and his patented leg kicks to dominate Edgar for the first two rounds of their main event, but the ever-resilient American nonetheless began to build momentum through a competitive third stanza. The championship rounds were also hard-fought frames, though Aldo ultimately did enough to secure scores of 49-46 (twice) and 48-47 to retain his title.

Earlier in the evening’s pay-per-view broadcast, Silva looked out of sorts in the early going against Overeem. Despite appearing a step slow, however, “Bigfoot” hung tough as the former Strikeforce king dropped ground-and-pound through his guard during the second stanza. As the third round began, the Brazilian poured it on against his noticeably fatigued opponent, catching Overeem with a hard right hand before pinning him against the cage and unloading with a flurry of blows that relieved “The Demolition Man” of his consciousness.

Green showed great resolve in his undercard duel with Volkmann, who asserted his dominance in the first frame by taking Green to the mat and securing his back. The former Strikeforce talent struck back in the second and third periods, scoring takedowns of his own and landing clean ground-and-pound before cinching up a fight-ending rear-naked choke to submit Volkmann for just the third time in the Minnesotan’s 19-fight career.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Video: Frankie Edgar predicts Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor, won't wait for winner

  • 27 days ago
  • 284 views

Frankie Edgar has an idea of who will win the upcoming UFC title-unification bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, but he said he’s not waiting for the winner.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>

Frankie Edgar won't wait for winner of Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor, needs the money

  • 26 days ago
  • 314 views

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar won't be waiting for the outcome of Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor. “I’ve got three kids, man. I’m trying to make some money," says Edgar. Last month, the read news >>

Morning Report: Frankie Edgar hoping to fight in December, but ready to step in for Jose Aldo or Conor McGregor at UFC 1

  • 14 days ago
  • 21 views

Frankie Edgar isn't waiting around. The former UFC lightweight champion missed out on stepping in to face Conor McGregor at UFC 189, but he's not letting another opportunity slip by. Featherweight ch read news >>

Frankie Edgar training for a fight in December, vows to be ready step in for Jose Aldo or Conor McGregor at UFC 194

  • 14 days ago
  • 7 views

After Frankie Edgar was passed over in favor of Chad Mendes to be Jose Aldo's late replacement against Conor McGregor at UFC 189 for the interim Featherweight title, "The Answer" is once again throwi read news >>

Frankie Edgar ready to step in for Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor at UFC 194

  • 14 days ago
  • 16 views

Frankie Edgar was ready to step in for Conor McGregor or Jose Aldo at UFC 189 and he's ready to intervene again at UFC 194. Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was one of the UFC's standby men read news >>

UFC Fight Night 74 bonuses: Patrick Cote, Josh Burkman and more bank $50,000 for war in Saskatoon

  • 8 days ago
  • 4 views

Mo money, mo problems ... With an entertaining UFC Fight Night 74 mixed martial arts (MMA) card in the books (full results here), it's time to honor those fighters who gave a little bit extra in the read news >>

Frankie Edgar Picks Aldo to Beat McGregor, Talks Future in 145-Pound Division

  • 27 days ago
  • 19 views

It's tough to dislike Frankie "The Answer" Edgar. The former UFC lightweight champion and current top featherweight speaks openly and honestly, rarely (if ever) resorting to hyperbole or smack talk t read news >>

Jose Aldo on potential T.J. Dillashaw superfight: ‘This kid is just starting’

  • 24 days ago
  • 43 views

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Is T.J. Dillashaw facing another Nova Uniao fighter after beating Renan Barao for the second time? The UFC bantamweight champion, who dominated and finished Barao at UFC no FOX 16 i read news >>

Jose Aldo UFC 190 media scrum

  • 25 days ago
  • 15 views

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Jose Aldo discusses returning to training following a rib injury, fighting Conor McGregor at the Dallas Cowboys stadium, why he thinks T.J. Dillashaw shouldn’t call him out, his rel read news >>

Jose Aldo: Conor McGregor won't know what hit him after I run him over at UFC 194 (Video)

  • 26 days ago
  • 159 views

UFC 189 is now one month removed, and Jose Aldo can finally put behind what was a tumultuous two weeks after he suffered a rib injury and was forced to bow out of his much-anticipated featherweight t read news >>