Early Life and Hardships: José Aldo was born in poverty in Manaus, Brazil. His family struggled financially, and his father, José Aldo da Silva Oliveira, was often absent, leaving his mother, Rocilene Socorro Souza, to raise José and his siblings alone. Growing up in the favelas of Manaus, Aldo faced numerous hardships, including violence and crime. He began training in capoeira as a child as a means of self-defense.

Career Beginnings: At the age of 17, Aldo discovered Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) and soon transitioned to mixed martial arts (MMA). He joined the famed Nova União team under coach André Pederneiras. Aldo’s talent quickly became evident as he rose through the ranks of regional MMA promotions in Brazil.

Ups and Downs in Career: Aldo’s career had its share of ups and downs. He experienced setbacks early on but persevered with determination. One of his notable setbacks was a submission loss to Luciano Azevedo in 2005. However, he bounced back and went on an impressive winning streak, capturing titles in various organizations before signing with the WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting).

Road to Stardom: Aldo’s rise to stardom accelerated when he joined the WEC. He became the promotion’s inaugural Featherweight Champion and defended his title multiple times. His explosive fighting style, characterized by lightning-fast strikes and impeccable takedown defense, captured the attention of MMA fans worldwide.

Successes: In 2010, Aldo was absorbed into the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) when the organization merged with the WEC. He continued his dominance in the UFC Featherweight division, defending his title against top contenders. Aldo’s most notable victories include wins over Frankie Edgar, Chad Mendes, and Kenny Florian.

Family Life: Aldo is known to keep his personal life private, but it’s well-known that he has a long-time girlfriend, Vivianne Pereira. Details about his children, if any, are not extensively publicized.

Real Name: José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior

Date of Birth: September 9, 1986

Birth Place: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Residence: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Profession: Mixed Martial Artist (MMA Fighter)

Nationality: Brazilian

Religion: Not publicly disclosed

Partner: Vivianne Pereira (Long-time girlfriend)

Father: José Aldo da Silva Oliveira

Mother: Rocilene Socorro Souza

Horoscope: Virgo

Age: As of 2024, José Aldo is 37 years old.

Physical Attributes:

  • Height: 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 meters)
  • Weight: Aldo typically competes at 135-145 pounds (61-66 kg).
  • Body Type: Athletic and muscular.
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black