José Aldo eliminates fears about his next opponent and guarantees that he is prepared to face his rival

Brazilian avoids provoking Jonathan Martinez and recognizes the athlete's talent in stand-up fighting; fighters face each other on May 4th at UFC 301

José Aldo returns from retirement to fight in UFC 301. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Scheduled for triumphant return in UFC 301, José Aldo is preparing to face the current 14th placed player in the bantamweight rankings (up to 61,2kg.) Jonathan martinez. Aware that the North American has a stand-up skills and victories using leg kicks, the veteran dismissed his fears about sharing the octagon with his rival and assured that he was ready for strategy.

“For me it is a big challenge. We always try to study our opponents in detail. Jonathan, if I'm not mistaken, are two victories with low kicks, so, yes, we studied and visualized that. For me, as I'm an expert, it won't be the first time I face someone who does the same thing I've been doing for years,” said Aldo in an interview with MMA Junkie.


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By continuing his speech, the former champion avoided provocations and preached respect to his next opponent.

“I don’t see any problem. I have to respect it, train hard, I have to always do my best so that when we get there we are very well prepared and without any surprises”, she concluded.


J. Martinez (left) faces José Aldo (dir) on May 4th at UFC 301. Photo: Reproduction/Montage SUPER FIGHTS

Inactive since defeat to Merab Dvalishvili, Aldo returns to the octagon after two years and appears in the penultimate fight of the UFC 301. Back in Rio de Janeiro, the athlete faces Jonathan martinez on May 4th. Currently, the North American is considered a slight favorite in the bookmakers.

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