One of the most promising young featherweights in MMA won again Sunday, as Jose Aldo made short work of Chris Mickle with a first-round TKO at WEC 39.
Although Aldo is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, nine of his 14 career wins have come by knockout or technical knockout, while only two have come by submission. So it was business as usual for Aldo that he beat Mickle without even going to the ground. Aldo hurt Mickle badly with a flying knee, threw a high kick and then pummeled Mickle with his fists until the referee stopped the fight. The whole thing was over in just a minute and a half.