José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior (born September 9, 1986) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, who competes as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is the first and current UFC Featherweight Champion. Aldo was also the fourth and final WEC Featherweight Champion. Aldo holds notable wins over Urijah Faber, Mark Hominick, Mike Thomas Brown, Alexandre Nogueira, Kenny Florian, and Manny Gamburyan. Aldo is ranked as the #1 featherweight in the world by Sherdog and #5 in their pound for pound list. He was also named the 2009 Fighter of the Year.