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UFC 156 Results: Jose Aldo narrowly outpoints Frankie Edgar to retain featherweight title

UFC 156 PosterThe label “super-fight” gets thrown around far too often. However, it couldn’t have been a more appropriate a distinction to use when referring to tonight’s tilt at UFC 156 between UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo and challenger Frankie Edgar. The 21-1 Aldo is a seemingly unbeatable force in the division, boasting an unbeaten mark under the Zuffa banner, while Edgar held UFC gold at lightweight and has found success against the likes of Sean Sherk, Gray Maynard, and B.J. Penn.

When the smoke cleared, Aldo kept his reign intact with a decision win in easily the toughest fight of his career. Though Edgar delivered a solid dose of offense, especially in the final frames, Aldo was able to fend off enough of the New Jersey native’s early attack to come away with a victory.

In addition to the title-bout, the lineup was also as stacked as fans have come to expect on Super Bowl Weekend with clashes including Jon Fitch-Demian Maia, Alistair Overeem-Antonio Silva, and Rashad Evans-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Read below for a rundown of UFC 156 winners/losers:

Francisco Rivera def. Edwin Figueroa via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Dustin Kimura def. Chico Camus via Submission Round 3 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Yves Edwards via Split Decision
Bobby Green def. Jacob Volkmann via Submission Round 3 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Tyron Woodley def. Jay Hieron via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Evan Dunham def. Gleison Tibau via Split Decision
Joseph Benavidez def. Ian McCall via Unanimous Decision
Demian Maia def. Jon Fitch via Unanimous Decision
Antonio Silva def. Alistair Overeem via TKO Round 3 (Strikes)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Rashad Evans via Unanimous Decision
Jose Aldo def. Frankie Edgar via Unanimous Decision

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

115 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    Predictions: I think my friend and I are passing up this PPV, had to pick either between this and the Rousey/Liz/Machida/Hendo one.

    Yves Edwards
    Tyron Woodley
    Gleison Tibau
    Joseph Benavidez
    Jon Fitch
    Antonio Silva
    Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
    Jose Aldo

  • Creature says:

    Yves
    Woodley
    Dunham
    Uncle Creepy
    Fitch
    Reem
    Shad
    Edgar

  • Big Stank says:

    Edgar by Dec
    Evans by TKO
    Overeem by KO
    Fitch by Dec
    McCall by Dec

  • Lord Faust says:

    Edwards
    Woodley
    Benavidez
    Fitch
    Overeem
    Evans
    Aldo

    Can’t wait!!!

  • Lord Faust says:

    Forgot to add Dunham.

  • THEGUNNER says:

    aldo,rashad, bigfoot, woodly, damian,joseph.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Edwards
    Woodley by dry hump
    Benavidez (only because Uncle Creepy’s having personal issues right now)
    Maia by Hail Mary
    Overeem by prison rape
    Evans
    Edgar

    And any fighter not officiated by Kim Winslow

  • Lord Faust says:

    Great Facebook prelims. Camus was doing well before he ended up being full mounted.

  • Dufresne says:

    Will someone fire Kate Winslow? She is bar none, the worst ref in the sport. In any sport. She’s terrible. She’s what Mazzagatti aspires to be.

  • Dufresne says:

    Kim* not Kate. My bad. She still sucks regardless of her name.

  • darth_irritable says:

    It’s gone now, but someone updated Bigfoot’s page for 13 minutes to say he lost by massacre.

    Good show by Green after he got Winslowed in the second.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Dufresne, earl Hebner would beg to differ with your worst ref anywhere assessment.

  • Lord Faust says:

    1-1, and Woodley just murderized Hieron. Felt like he unleashed all the pent-up rage from the Marquardt loss.

  • Dufresne says:

    I completely forgot about Earl. But in my defense, he’s in the WWE which isn’t a sport but “sports entertainment”. But I’ll still never forgive him for screwing Bret Hart.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Wrong again… Bret screwed Bret…. :)

  • Dufresne says:

    That last shot on the ground was nasty. No idea how good Tyron Woodley actually is, but that was impressive.

  • Lord Faust says:

    Duf and Darth, you made my night. Hoping I don’t see another Montreal screwjob when I go see UFC 158. 😛

  • Lord Faust says:

    Unsure about Woodley, but his wrestling is solid and after seeing his power I am stoked to see him in the UFC. Didn’t care for him in Strikeforce, but I think he made me a fan.

  • MCM says:

    Heiron ma be the best fighter to have never one in the UFC. I expe t him to get cut after this.

  • MCM says:

    On my phone. Ignore spelling mistakes.

  • darth_irritable says:

    For other nerds – am I the only one thinks Thibault looks like an auton?

  • darth_irritable says:

    Good round for Dunham.

  • Dufresne says:

    If Dunham doesn’t win I’m gonna be pissed.

  • Dufresne says:

    For other nerds – am I the only one thinks Thibault looks like an auton?
    He doesn’t look plastic enough to me to be an auton, but he definitely doesn’t look like a normal human.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Oooh… superfight year! they’re working on something for Silva I guess.

  • Lord Faust says:

    According to Goldberg, Dutch people are from Brazil…

  • darth_irritable says:

    Goldie *IS* on fire tonight.

  • Dufresne says:

    Where did Uncle Creepy’s mustache go?!?!? Blasphemy!!!

  • MCM says:

    I thought tibau won but it was hella close.

  • Dufresne says:

    Oh goody. Mazzagatti. No way this will have bad reffing…

  • Dufresne says:

    Benavidez is landing some serious shots. If he can avoid getting cocky or head hunting, he should win this.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Put Winslow in to ref Reem/Silva. Hopefully she gets decapitated by mistake.

  • Dufresne says:

    Put Winslow in to ref Reem/Silva. Hopefully she gets decapitated by mistake.
    Or perhaps one of them will mistake her pasty a** as a snack and devour her between rounds.

  • Dufresne says:

    Wow, impressive second round for McCall. I’ve got it 1-1 at this point.

  • Dufresne says:

    This has my vote for FotN so far. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see it topped by the main event.

  • Dufresne says:

    I could easily see this being a split decision. In my opinion, Benavidez got round one, McCall got round two, and the third round is a coin flip.

  • darth_irritable says:

    I’m with you. I thought def. Benavidez, but I can see the split. Thank F*ck Winslow had nothing to do with it other than the pre-fight fondle outside the ring…

  • darth_irritable says:

    I have come to the conclusion that Winslow is not a very attractive man.

  • Dufresne says:

    Maia has been incredibly dominant so far. Fitch hasn’t been handled like this since he got demolished by GSP.

  • Dufresne says:

    I have come to the conclusion that Winslow is not a very attractive man.

    You almost made me spill my beer.

  • Dufresne says:

    Wow, Fitch’s hair looks like he just took a ride in a tumble dryer.

  • Dufresne says:

    “He has a neck made out of tractor tires” – Joe Rogan

  • Dufresne says:

    I’ve got it 20-18 for Maia after two rounds, but I could honestly see it being scored 20-17 for Maia.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Hey Fitch – this is what it’s like being dryhumped for three rounds. But with subs to keep it interesting….

  • Dufresne says:

    And as long as Cecil Peoples isn’t a judge, that will be an UD for Maia.

  • MCM says:

    Fitch just got Fitched!

  • Dufresne says:

    This is going to be ugly. Either Bigfoot gets it to the ground and smashes Overroids’s face, or Overroid keeps it standing and makes Bigfoot even uglier.

  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Man, Fitch got out-Fitched!
    Awesome!

  • darth_irritable says:

    This first round is like the “dinner” phase of a date with Mike Tyson.

  • Dufresne says:

    As much as I like Tyson, at least these days, that made me laugh.

  • Dufresne says:

    HOLY SHIT!!!!

  • darth_irritable says:

    I just shit my pants. What the FUCK just happened?

  • darth_irritable says:

    Sorry about the language Brendhan.

  • Dufresne says:

    I guess that really fucks up the HW picture.

  • Dufresne says:

    Oops. Me too. My bad folks.

  • Lord Faust says:

    Never been happier to be wrong. Congrats to Bigfoot, the fucking Kingslayer.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Wow. Just made this PPV worth paying for.

  • Dufresne says:

    Hahaha, they don’t make a hat big enough for Bigfoot’s head. Genetic conditions are funny.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    KARMA I TOLD YA. KARMA

  • Dufresne says:

    Moose! where you been all night?

  • darth_irritable says:

    What’s clear and lies in the corner of the octagon?

    Overeem with the sh*t beaten out of him.

  • Dufresne says:

    Oh yummy. A used mouthpiece…

  • Dufresne says:

    Unless Lil’ Nog connects early, I don’t see this going well for him. I think Rashad runs through him like a dump truck.

  • Lord Faust says:

    Reem looked kinda like Rashad after the Machida fight. I hope that doesn’t become a Blackzillians signature move.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    I knew bigfoot would win, but got thumbs downed for saying it. So glad I was right

  • RicM says:

    Hey Overeem!! Ya still think it was a warm-up fight?!?!?!?

  • darth_irritable says:

    If Reem hadn’t gotten cocky, that would’ve been his fight. Up next – Roy Nelson!

    Nog’s looking in shape.

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Also glad to see MC and moose back

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Damn phone, not use to this. MCM I meant

  • Dufresne says:

    All we need now is edub, Makington, and LiverPunch for a reunion.

  • Dufresne says:

    Lil’ Nog looks much bigger than Rashad. Rashad should really consider moving down to MW.

  • Lord Faust says:

    Now we have no excuse not to have Reem -vs- JDS!

  • Dufresne says:

    Lil’ Nog has made this much more interesting that I thought it would be.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    This is looking close guys who do you have right now???
    Me Nog so far

  • Dufresne says:

    I’ve got it as a coin toss for both rounds so far. Lil’ Nog seems to be doing better overall, but you never know with judges.

  • Dufresne says:

    I don’t know why Rashad isn’t pressuring and trying for a double leg. Lil’ Nog’s wrestling has been suspect in the past, so why stand and trade with him?

  • darth_irritable says:

    Nog. If Rashad gets it, it’s based on sheer douchery.

  • Lord Faust says:

    Nog should win this; Rashad never pulled the trigger on anything.

  • Dufresne says:

    I have it scored 29-28 for Lil’ Nog, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the judges have it the other way, or even as a 30-27. Because judges are retarded.

  • Dufresne says:

    I think this should be the sign for Rashad to drop to 185lbs. He’s a small LHW, but even as a small LHW he has speed and power. Imagine what he could do at MW.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Well, I didn’t pick it, but the right man won.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    WOW
    Justice but an end to that Sliva vs Evans match

  • Dufresne says:

    Man, Frankie looks just like he did at 155. I wonder if he’ll drop to 135 if he doesn’t get the belt tonight?

  • MCM says:

    Black zillions maybe the best/worst fight team I the business.

  • Dufresne says:

    I’ve got it 1-0 for Aldo at this point. But I’m surprised by the lack of leg kicks by Aldo until the very end of the round.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Ugly first round, but Frankie’s gotta step up in r2.

  • Dufresne says:

    The only way Aldo’s leg kicks could be any nastier is if he had a flaming, rusty machete strapped to his shin. Those kicks are ridiculous.

  • Dufresne says:

    Wow, Frankie landed a good shot and takedown, but Aldo just got right up. Curious how long Aldo can keep up this pace, because Frankie can keep this going all night.

  • Dufresne says:

    I’ve got it at 2-1 for Aldo so far. But it could be 3-0 for Aldo. Definitely living up to the “Superfight” moniker.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Holy sh*t! Frankie got a round. Keep it up little man! Let’s go Frankie!

  • Dufresne says:

    Aldo has to throw more leg kicks if he wants to slow down Frankie.

  • Dufresne says:

    Is Aldo made of freaking rubber? He bounces off the mat like a superball.

  • Dufresne says:

    I’ve got it 2 rounds each at this point.

  • Dufresne says:

    But if the judges are looking at the face of Edgar, I could see them having a completely different scorecard.

  • Dufresne says:

    From a points standpoint, I think Edgar wins.
    From a damage standpoint, I think Aldo wins.
    And that crazy ass superman punch might have gotten Aldo the win.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Goddamn! That was a fight!!!

    I have it 48-47 to Frankie, but it could go either way based on the 3rd.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Buuuulllllshit!

    48-47 yeah. 49-46 no freaking way.

  • Dufresne says:

    Two judges had it as 49-46? F*cking judges are retarded. At the most it should have been 48-47 like the one, sane, non-retarded judge had it.

  • darth_irritable says:

    It’s like they let Winslow judge as well as ref.

  • darth_irritable says:

    Man Frankie is a class act.

  • Lord Faust says:

    Close fight, but Frankie never had Aldo in danger. Still, hard to fault the guy’s toughness.

  • Dufresne says:

    I wonder if Frankie will drop to 135 now? On UFC Tonight, Chael reported that Dominick Cruz was training for a fight with Frankie because he had been told “on good authority” that Frankie would be dropping down. Personally, if I were Dominick, I would be training for Renan Barao or Michael McDonald at this point. But whatever.

  • MCM says:

    I agree with Darth. I had it for Edgar based on the third. No fucking way was that a 49. (do we see yet another Edgar rematch!)

    Decent night of fights. Loved seeing Overeem get KO’d by one of my favorite HW’s. Hated seeing Fitch get Fitched, but I can’t be mad at Maia. Rashad needs to reevaluate his entire fighting strategy, and the continued existence of the Blackzillions. Heiron is the greatest fighter to have never won in the UFC and I don’t expect him to ever get back in it.

  • locoRover says:

    And here’s where Dana starts puttin the pressure on Cormier….

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    Next up for Cain, the GIGANTIC, SICKENING, FIRE-BREATHING SHIT that Dana will have if Ronda Rousey loses too!!! Cain would be screwed!!!

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    RASHAD TANKED THE FIGHT! He didn’t want the Silva fight and figured he had the pull to lose a another fight and be okay so he shitbagged the Lil Nog fight. BA-MUTHAFUKKKKKKKKKKKIN’BOOOOOOOOMMM!

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    ……………..(sneaks up sheepishly, just having fun)………cain v jones………………(runs away giggling)…………………

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    ……………..(sneaks up sheepishly, just having fun)………cain v jones………………(runs away giggling)…………………pop…………….JON JONES VS OVERROID THE OVERRATED……………yeah.

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    That is the next fight, until Overroid pops and Bigfoot gets his rematch dismantling.

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    For those who say I am a bandwagon hater, I testify I have posted my dislike for Overroid the Overrated since his Fedor ducking days. That is fact. Just putting up truth against the hate and the misguided fanboygasms.

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    Jones vs Overroid the Overrated it is, unless……..Chael……….HAhahaha, no, not Chael. Look forward to him in the booth, but no.

  • qat says:

    Seriously, whats wrong with u?

  • AlphaOmega says:

    Ended up going 5-3 so positive record at least. Thoughts on fights now, Something was wrong with Evans, he never just stands there and catches jabs and then lets himself get punched in the face, he was doing nothing the majority of that fight after the second round, I don’t get how he thought that’d win. I don’t know if he caught tagged a little hard, because his MO has always been to go in defense when tagged since Machida, or if Overeem’s loss really hurt him that badly thinking about his camp.

    I think the main event should of at least been a split decision, I could even see a case being made for a majority draw due to how close the third round was. I had rd 1 and 2 Aldo, 4 and 5 Frankie, 3 was iffy because Aldo definitely put it to him in the first half, but Frankie made a good come back at the end of it. Either way Frankie proved again you can’t count him out until he’s asleep or the bell rings, Aldo had damn near took his leg from him, and then Frankie just kept catching kicks over and over again and throwing his own, I think that scared Aldo a little.

  • Yourdaddydevilandlord says:

    Cumquats opinion doesn’t count….next.

  • Screenplaya says:

    Notes to fighters:
    Isaac Vallie-Flagg and Yves Edwards – thanks for the excellent scrap, boys. Care to do it again?
    Bobby Green – Welcome to the big time where big time fighters bring big time fights. You are a big time fighter.
    Tyron Woodley – You DID get robbed by Bigfoot. Yours was one of the very best KOs to not win a bonus.
    Demian Maia – I am very glad to see you have come to terms with your style and size. As a 170 jiu-jitsu master, you are destined for a title shot.
    Antonio Silva – Nice strategy, and killer finish. Fantastic.
    Alistair Overeeem – You are big, but you don’t have the lungs or chin required to bully giants.
    Frankie/Jose – Competitive scrap. I think we might see this one again.

    Rashad Evans – based on this performance, I wonder if your contender days are in the past. And I hate to say that.

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