José Aldo Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

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Age: 37 Years
Wife: Vivianne Pereira Oliveira
Height: 5' 7"

Jose Aldo Profile

Full NameJosé Aldo da Silva Oliveira Junior
Nickname• Junior
• Scarface
Profession• Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) Fighter
• Boxer
Physical Stats
Height (approx.)5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBald
Mixed Martial Artist (MMA)
Professional DebutOn 10 August 2004 against Mário Bigola
Coach/Trainer• André Pederneiras
• Marco Ruas
• Marcio Pontes
Weight Categories• Bantamweight (126–135 pounds) (57.2-61.3 kg)
• Featherweight (136–145 pounds) (61.7-65.8 kg)
• Lightweight (146-155 pounds) (66-70 kg)
Reach70 in (178 cm)
Rank• Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under André Pederneiras
• Black belt in Luta Livre under Marco Ruas
Fighting Styles• Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)
• Muay Thai
• Luta Livre
Records (main ones)• Most successful & consecutive title defenses in UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) featherweight division (7)
• Most title fights in UFC Featherweight division (11)
• Youngest champion in WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting) (at the age of 23 years 2 months 10 days)
• Most consecutive wins in WEC (8)
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2001: Bronze Medalist (blue belt) in CBJJ World Championships
2003: Gold medalist National Champion (purple belt) in CBJJ Brazilian Championships
2004: Gold medalist World Cup Champion (brown belt) in CBJJO Copa Del Mundo
2009: Fighter of the Year Award by Sherdog
2010: Charles "Mask" Lewis Fighter of the Year Award at World MMA Awards
2016: Forbes' 30 under 30 in 'Sports' segment
2023: UFC Hall of Fame (Modern wing)
DebutExhibition- On 10 February 2023 against Emmanuel Zambrano
Professional- On 1 April 2023 against Jeremy Stephens
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 September 1986 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023)37 Years
BirthplaceManaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownRio de Janeiro
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
Political InclinationLiberal Party of Brazil
Hobbies• Playing video games
• Playing soccer
Tattoo(s)Multiple lions on right arm
Tattoos on the right arm of Jose Aldo
ControversiesControversial drug testing

Before the UFC 189 event in 2015, Jose Aldo suffered an injury in ribs which forced him to miss the event. In June 2015, a drug tester named Ben Mosier flew to Brazil from the US to take a urine sample for drug testing on behalf of Nevada State Athletic Commission. Officials of CABMMA (The Brazilian MMA commission) were not notified about such testing but they got involved and said that he did not have the proper work visa which was required to do the drug test. Mosier was fined by CABMMA, the drug sample he had collected was destroyed, and he was told to leave the country within 8 days. Although Aldo provided another sample which came out clean and did not have any high-performance drugs, many fans in Brazil criticized Nevada Commission for carrying out the test in such a manner.

Receiving government handouts

In January 2023, Brazilian media reported that Jose Aldo's wife, Vivianne Pereira, received $860 in emergency funds from the Brazilian government during the COVID-19 pandemic between May and October 2020. It was alleged that she was ineligible for the payout. In October 2022, then-President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, also signed an agreement for the transfer of R$200,000 from the Ministry of Citizenship to the JAJ Institute, an NGO chaired by José Aldo. It was later reported that around the same, when his wife was receiving the emergency payouts, Aldo purchased a house worth $700,000 in Florida, USA. After Bolsonaro lost the election, he went to US and lived with Aldo in his Florida home.
Social MediaInstagram
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsHeloaney Guimares (2015, Brazilian fitness guru)
Jose Aldo's rumored girlfriend, Heloaney Guimares
Marriage Date8 July 2006
Wife/SpouseVivianne Pereira Oliveira
Jose Aldo with his wife, Vivianne Pereira
ChildrenSon- Aldinho (born on 18 September 2022)
Daughter- Joanna (born on 31 July 2012)
Jose Aldo with his wife and children
ParentsFather- Jose Aldo Sr. (bricklayer)
Mother- Rocilene Souza (housewife)
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister(s)- 2
• Josilene Oliveira (elder)
• Rosilene Oliveira
BoxerMuhammad Ali
Football ClubChelsea F.C.
DrinkTNT Energy Drink
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Chrysler Pacifica
• Ferrari 458 Spider
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)$550,000 (as of 2024)
Net Worth (approx.)$9 Million (as of 2024)

Jose Aldo fighting

Some Lesser Known Facts About José Aldo

  • When Aldo was a baby, his elder sister accidentally dropped him onto a barbecue, leaving a permanent scar on the left side of his face.

    Jose Aldo's face scar

    Jose Aldo’s face scar

  • He was a victim of constant bullying due to his facial scar. He later learnt Capoeira, a dancelike martial art of Brazil, which he later quit due to financial problems.
  • His father also did not earn much as a bricklayer hence he often slept without any eating any food.
  • He later started learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) under trainer Marcio Pontes who gave him free training.
  • In 2001, he moved to Rio de Janeiro where he started training under Andre Pederneiras at Nova Uniao gym. He used to sleep in the gym as he did not have the money to rent a room.
  • He made his professional MMA debut at a mere age of 17.
  • Before martial arts took over his life, Aldo’s dream was to become a professional footballer. He has participated in many charity football games because of his passion towards the sport.
  • His first promotional competition was EcoFight 1. In his first fight, he knocked down Mário Bigola in 16 seconds in the first round.
  • He later fought and won many matches in Shooto Brazil and Meca World Vale Tudo 12.
  • On 15 October 2005, he defeated Micky Young in the FX3-Battle of Britain match in 1 minute 5 seconds by TKO (punches) in the first round.
  • In November 2005, he moved to the lightweight division for the match against Luta Livre black belt Luciano Azevedo at the Jungle Fight 5 tournament which he lost. It was the first defeat of his professional career.
  • On 1 June 2008, he debuted in the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and won the fight against Alexandre Franca Nogueira.
  • On 20 November 2010, he became the first-ever UFC featherweight title belt winner after WEC merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
  • On 14 January 2012, he defeated Chad Mendes by a KO (Knockout) in the final second of the first round in UFC 142 at Farmasi Arena, Rio de Janeiro. After winning the fight, he sprinted into the crowd which became one of the best moments as a champion.
  • On 12 December 2015, he lost to Conor McGregor via a knockout in 13 seconds in the first round which was his first loss as a featherweight fighter and ended the winning streak of 15 matches. Aldo defended his title seven consecutive times before losing the match.
  • According to the pound-for-pound ranking system, Aldo is the second-best fighter in the entire UFC.
  • On 18 September 2022, he retired from UFA but made a comeback in 2024 and fought Jonathan Martinez at UFC 301.
  • During his retirement from UFC, he remained active in the fighting circuit as a boxer.
  • In March 2024, he became the brand ambassador of Patex Ecosystem, the first blockchain ecosystem targeting Latin America.