Andre Pederneiras Discusses Jose Aldo’s Gameplan at UFC 212, Lack of Leg Kicks
By FCF Staff
Following Jose Aldo’s stoppage defeat to Max Holloway at UFC 212, his head coach Andre Pederneiras, has commented on the now former champ’s gameplan, and why it didn’t feature more leg kicks.
Aldo’s leg kicks have long been regarded as one of the most dangerous weapons in all of MMA. But, against Holloway, the featherweight hardly threw any, before he was finished by Holloway in round three.
Since the devastating loss, Pederneira spoke with MMA Fighting, and offered this take on what transpired in the bout:
“I think Aldo didn’t do some things that we trained, like takedowns, for an example. And when you don’t use all your weapons, it gets complicated. Many people asked why he didn’t kicked, but, considering Holloway’s stance in the fight, there was the risk of Aldo throwing a kick and falling back down.”
The loss marked just the second time Aldo has been defeated since 2005. The other loss took place in 2015, when Aldo was quickly KO’d by Conor McGregor.