UFC 156 Play-by-Play: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar


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Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar

Round 1: They touch gloves and the main event is underway.  Edgar lands an outside leg kick.  Edgar works on the outside.  Edgar lands an inside leg kick.  Aldo lands a lead uppercut.  Aldo steps in with his jab.  Aldo lands his jab again, and again.  When Edgar moves in, Aldo fires off a right hand. Aldo lands a straight right down the middle.  Edgar delivers an outside leg kick. Aldo delivers a stiff jab.  Edgar lands a right hand.  Edgar presses forward.  Aldo lands a right hand, and another.  Aldo not throwing leg kicks, but he’s landing his jab regularly.  Aldo delivers a hard outside leg kick to the thigh of Edgar.  Edgar steps in and lands a right hand.  Aldo lands another hard leg kick.  Aldo fires off a high kick that’s blocked in the closing seconds.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Aldo.

Round 2: Edgar moves forward.  Aldo lands a right hand and a counter left.  Edgar answers with a left.  Aldo lands his jab.  Aldo is timing his jab as Edgar moves in.  Edgar lands an outside leg kick.  They exchange right hands.  Edgar looks for a takedown and Aldo shakes it off.  Aldo lands an outside leg kick that buckles Edgar’s leg.  Edgar goes on the offensive but Aldo moves away.  Aldo lands a leg kick that knocks Edgar down.  Edgar gets back up immediately.  Aldo is the faster of the two.  Aldo lands a counter right hand followed by another leg kick.  Edgar picks up the pace and Aldo lands a flying knee.  Edgar presses Aldo against the cage.  Aldo pushes him off and they separate.  Aldo lands another leg kick but Edgar catches it and takes the fight to the ground.  Aldo immediately gets back to his feet.  Aldo lands his jab, and another, and another.  Aldo misses with a spinning back kick.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Aldo.

Round 3: Aldo throws a leg kick and Edgar takes him down.  Aldo bounces right back to his feet.  Edgar lands an outside leg kick.  Aldo answers with a straight right.  Edgar steps in with a right hand.  Edgar is moving forward.  Aldo lands a front kick to the face of Edgar.  Edgar is bleeding from his nose.  Aldo lands a left hand.  Edgar delivers a leg kick.  Aldo continues to land his jab.  Edgar plows forward with a combination.  Aldo lands his jab some more.  Two minutes remain in the round.  Edgar lands an outside leg kick.  Edgar lands the leg kick again.  Aldo answers with a left hook.  Edgar lands a combination. Edgar lands another combination.  Edgar lands a right hook.  Edgar works for a takedown but Aldo tosses him aside.  Edgar lands a counter right hand.  Inside leg kick landed by Edgar.  Close round.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Aldo.

Round 4: Aldo lands his jab.  Edgar lands a right hand.  Edgar lands an outside leg kick.  He lands an inside leg kick.  Aldo lands a spinning back kick to the body.  Aldo lands an outside leg kick.  Aldo lands his jab.  Edgar misses with a spinning back kick to the body.  He presses forward.  Edgar rushes in for a takedown.  Aldo stuffs it and they exchange.  Edgar lands an uppercut.  They exchange left hands.  Aldo is slowing down.  Two minutes remain in the round.  Edgar gets inside and slams Aldo to the canvas.  Aldo gets back up immediately.  Edgar presses him against the cage and lands knees to the legs of Aldo.  They separate.  Edgar lands an outside leg kick.  Edgar looks for a takedown but Aldo moves away.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Edgar.

Round 5: Aldo lands his jab to start the final round.  Edgar pushes forward but doesn’t land anything. Aldo jumps in with a knee.  Aldo lands his jab, and again.  Edgar looks for a takedown but Aldo shakes it off.  Edgar lands a right hand.  Aldo lands a counter left hand.  Edgar closes the distance and clinches.  He lands a punch on the break.  Edgar lands a combination.  He follows up with a leg kick.  Aldo lands a right hand.  Two minutes remain in the round.  Edgar closes the distance and lands a knee.  He steps in with a combination.  Edgar is picking up the pace.  Aldo lands a counter right hand.  Edgar lands a combination on the inside.  Edgar lands another combination.  Edgar lands a lead left hook.  They exchange right hands.  Aldo jumps off the fence and lands a superman punch in the final seconds.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Edgar.

The judges score the fight for Aldo by unanimous decision.  The scorecards read 49-46, 49-46, and 48-47.

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