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Jose Aldo bags $50,000 Performance of the Night prize with second-round TKO

The 32-year-old overcame Renato Moicano at UFC Fortaleza on Saturday night in front of a home crowd.

Aldo celebrates his victory on Saturday night.
Aldo celebrates his victory on Saturday night.
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IT WAS A night to remember in front of a home crowd for Jose Aldo on Saturday, as the 32-year-old overcame Renato Moicano at UFC Fortaleza.

Aldo succeeded in executing a precise second-round TKO to bag one of four $50,000 Performance of the Night prizes, with yesterday’s victory in Brazil following up his defeat of Jeremy Stephens last July.

Marlon Moraes delivered a first-round submission of Raphael Assuncao on Saturday. It was a thrilling return from a split decision defeat at the hands of Moraes a year and a half ago for the Brazilian bantamweight.

Source: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship/YouTube

Elsewhere, Demian Maia defeated Lyman Good with a rear-naked choke inside the opening round, while Charles Oliveira overcame David Teymur via submission with an anaconda choke.

Johnny Walker, too, picked up a Performance of the Night prize in Fortaleza. He delivered a devastating KO of Justin Ledet with a spinning backfist followed up by a flurry of punches after just 15 seconds.

UFC Fortaleza results:

  • Bantamweight: Marlon Moraes def. Raphael Assunção Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:17
  • Featherweight: José Aldo def. Renato Moicano TKO (punches) 2 0:44
  • Welterweight: Demian Maia def. Lyman Good Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:38
  • Lightweight: Charles Oliveira def. David Teymur Submission (anaconda choke) 2 0:5
  • Light Heavyweight: Johnny Walker def. Justin Ledet KO (spinning backfist and punches) 1 0:15 
  • Catchweight: (123 lbs) Lívia Renata Souza def. Sarah Frota Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00

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