Jose Aldo Crushes Manny Gamburyan at WEC 51

Photo by April Pishna via MMA Weekly

Jose Aldo was in no rush to initiate offense against Manny Gamburyan at WEC 51, but once he got going he made short work of his foe. Aldo landed some brutal leg kicks. Then it was an uppercut that dropped Gamburyan and began the end. Once Gamburyan hit the canvas, Aldo swarmed with devastating punches to the head and forced a stoppage at 1:32 of the second round to retain his WEC featherweight title.

After the fight the champ said he was just trying to figure out his opponent's style in the first round. Once Aldo had a feel for his foe, he was quick to get the finish.

For his part, Gamburyan looked sharp early, working lateral movement and some aggressive flurries. He actually landed a right hand on Aldo in the first round. But Aldo's leg kicks slowed him quickly and once the champ timed Manny's ducks, he began firing uppercuts with bad intentions. It didn't take long from there.

"If it's up to me my reign will last forever," Aldo said via translator after the fight. 

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