Round 1 - Lams threwa few kicks that didn't land. Both feinted a few times. Combo from Aldo. Leg kick checked by Aldo. Pretty slow start overall. Lamas with a side kick. Beautiful combo from Aldo ended with a leg kick. Spinning back kick to the body from Aldo. Big body kick from Lamas but Aldo caught the leg and charged forward with punches. Straight counter right from Aldo. Head/body combo from the champ. Lamas spun a couple of times. Aldo with some sort of flying attack at the horn. 10-9 Aldo.
Round 2 - High kick blocked by Aldo. Jab to the body from the champ. Punch/kick combo. Aldo kicks like a damn donkey. Lamas with a leg kick. Aldo rips to the body three times. Leg kicks from Lamas continued to be checked by Aldo. Aldo countered with a hard right leg kicks. Aldo with a counter left hook, but Lamas responds with a jab. Another Aldo donkey kick. And another. And two more that spun Lamas around. Lamas with a high kick. His leg appears to be damaged though. Aldo continued his assault with the kicks. Spinning wheel kick lands partially for Lamas. 10-9 Aldo.
Round 3 - Aldo back to the chopping kicks ands just missed with a hard straight left. Straight left/leg kick combo again. Huge combo from Aldo made Lamas nod. Lamas went in for a takedown but there was nothing there. Head kick from Lamas. Another leg kick from Aldo. Lamas. Aldo back to the body shots. Lamas with a leg kick and a straight right. Lamas starting to land a few punches here and there, but Aldo is responding. 10-9 Aldo.
Round 4 - Aldo with a leg kick. Lams looked for a takedown. Lamas lifted him up but Aldo just leaned against the cage to avoid the takedown. Aldo reversed against the cage and they engaged in the clinch for a while. Aldo with a trip takedown. He missed with an elbow. The champ moved to mount and looked for a choke as soon as Lamas rolled over. Lamas escaped through the bad door and went for his own takedown. Big elbows from Jose to the side of the head. 10-9 Aldo.
Round 5 - Hard kick to the body from Lamas. Aldo tied him up against the fence and got a takedown. He worked for a little while then deftly moved to mount. Lamas used the cage to buck off and ended up on top. Lamas was throwing punches but Aldo had him locked down. Lamas stacked him up and scored with a few punches. Two big elbows from Lamas. Aldo held on until the bell, but he wasn't in any serious trouble. Tough round to score since each man controlled half, but it doesn't really matter. I'll give it to Lamas 10-9 but 49-46 Aldo overall.
Jose Aldo defeated Ricardo Lamas by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)