The USA’s Mike Brown saw his reputation as being unbeatable begin to see its foundations rocked in the first round against Jose Aldo Junior, this evening in Las Vegas.
At WEC 44, the now-former featherweight champion saw a cut open on his face and his forte of taking the action to the ground rendered ineffective, while challenger Jose Aldo Junior, with his overall quickness, began to take off.
With perfect timing of knees and kicks, Aldo rattled the champion, who in frustration exposed himself more and more.
In the second, Mike Brown’s supposed grappling edge did not shine through, as the new champion put the former on his back after a failed takedown attemp, mounted – forcing Brown to roll to all fours –, and allowed Aldo to sink his hooks and pummel him until the referee could bear no more.
Now the question is who will challenge Aldo for the featherweight throne.
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Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV
November 18, 2009
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Ricardo Lamas defeats James Krause by unanimous decision
Antonio Banuelos defeats Kenji Osawa by unanimous decision
Cub Swanson submits John Franchi via guillotine choke in R3
L.C. Davis defeats Diego Nunes by unanimous decision
Kamal Shalorus KO’s Will Kerr in R1
Shane Roller defeats Danny Castillo by unanimous decision
Karen Darabedyan defeats Rob McCullough by split decision
Manny Gamburyan defeats Leonard Garcia by unanimous decision
Jose Aldo defeats Mike Thomas Brown by TKO in R2