WEC 51 brought yet another victory for the WEC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo. With this victory, Aldo has not only sealed his name in the list of WEC all-time greats; but he also raised a question: with this kind of form, is there anybody among the present day MMA fighters who can beat Jose Aldo in the 145-pound division? It seems the MMA pundits and the fans need to wait longer to find the answer.
WEC 51 took place in Broomfield, Colorado last Thursday. The bout between Aldo and Manny Gamburyan was the main event of the night. This was Aldo’s 11th consecutive victory and the Brazilian is yet to be defeated since his debut in WEC. While entering the ring, he was greeted by chorus of boos. But Aldo, surprisingly, stood by the fans and explained it was obvious.
“I think that’s normal with a fight that’s a little stale”; fans come to see action and when they don’t get it, they may react otherwise, Aldo said during an interview through his interpreter. But Aldo doesn’t seem to be carried away with his victory. He believes there are a lot of fighters who deserve the No.1 contender spot for his title. Mark Hominick, for example, must be in the spotlight after his WEC 51 victory. Another WEC lightweight Donald Cerrone has also made a nice case for himself after a key win in WEC 51. But the 24 year old Brazilian pound-for-pound fighter believes he is ready to accept any challenge the company puts in front of him.