Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021, in Houston, Texas, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Jose Aldo will take on Pedro “The Young Punisher” Munhoz in the Bantamweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 265 card.

In this post, we will break down Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 35-year-old, Jose Aldo is coming in with a 29-7-0 record. Aldo will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Marlon Vera at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal in December.

Munhoz, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Jimmie Rivera on December 19, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane and holds a 19-5-0 (1 NC) record.

Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz
5′ 7″
5′ 6″
135 lbs.
135 lbs.
19-5-0 (1 NC)

Jose Aldo has an orthodox fighting stance with a 70″ reach. The 35-year-old, Pedro Munhoz is an orthodox fighter with a 65″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Jose Aldo:
→ Aldo’s striking accuracy is 45%.
→ Aldo lands 3.45 significant strikes per minute.
→ Aldo’s takedown accuracy is 56%.
→ Aldo’s takedown average is 0.57 per 15 minutes.
→ Aldo’s takedown defense is 91%.

Aldo comes in with 45% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.45 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Munhoz fires at 43% accuracy, landing about 5.60 significant strikes per minute. Jose Aldo also has a 56% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.57 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Munhoz’s 0.68 takedowns and 80% takedown accuracy.

Pedro Munhoz:
→ Munhoz’s striking accuracy is 43%.
→ Munhoz lands 5.60 significant strikes per minute.
→ Munhoz’s takedown accuracy is 21%.
→ Munhoz’s takedown average is 0.68 per 15 minutes.
→ Munhoz’s takedown defense is 80%.

Pedro spent on average 10:16 minutes in the Octagon and Jose has an average fight time of 13:43 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 265 is live in , who do you think will win, Jose or Pedro? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane
August 7, 2021
Houston, Texas, USA
Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz

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