Watch Jose Aldo vs. Renato Moicano full fight video highlights from UFC Fortaleza’s co-main event above, courtesy of ESPN.
UFC Fight Night: Assuncao vs. Moraes 2 took place Feb. 2 at the Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil. Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (28-4) faced off against top contender Renato Moicano (13-2-1) in the night’s co-main event, which aired live on ESPN+. Catch the video highlights below.
For more on Aldo vs. Moicano, check out the play-by-play courtesy of MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee.
Round 1: The third man in the cage for this fight is Jerin Valel. Moicano probing with a front kick and a jab, Aldo yet to throw a strike in the first minute. Glancing right hand lands for Moicano, he’s looking fast. Moicano with a pair of jabs, Aldo answers with a right of his own. Leg kick for Aldo. Moicano with an outside leg kick. Aldo whiffs on a leg kick and Moicano briefly attempts to rush in before backing off. Aldo looks for a counter and connects with a punch to Moicano’s body. He tags Moicano with a left to the body again. Moicano having success with his jab. He’s also countering well. Aldo staying patient, not throwing much. Round ends with a series of feints, it’s a close one.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9, Moicano.
Round 2: Aldo comes out a little more active pumping a jab, but Moicano is standing in there with him He clips Aldo with a leg kick. Aldo starting to open up big time. He cracks Moicano with a shot to the body and then flurries, landing with hooks up top. Moicano just turtling up and backing up. Aldo is relentless with punches. Referee has to step in to wave this one off. Huge TKO win for Aldo.
Official result: Jose Aldo def. Renato Moicano via TKO (punches) at :44 of round two