Back to the MMA Newsfeed

Jose Aldo: Merab Dvalishvili ‘won’t even come close’ to taking me down at UFC 278

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is confident ahead of his outing on next Saturday. Paired up against rising prospect Merab Dvalishvili, the Brazilian understands how dangerous his opponent’s wrestling skills are, but does not feel too concerned about it.

In an interview with Ag Fight, Aldo explained why he feels so relaxed ahead of the fight and not too worried about Merab’s takedowns. The way Jose puts it, Dvaslishvili will just not find an opportunity to take him down in the Octagon.

“I can’t see how (he can take and keep me down),” Aldo said.