Power Rankings: Featherweight

Updated: April 23, 2013, 5:19 AM ET
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Stability is the sign of greatness in mixed marial arts, and few fighters have been as rock-steady consistent at this level as Jose Aldo. The UFC featherweight champion faces a string of title defenses that should test him in all facets, especially when it comes to handling a pressure fighter with wrestling in his blood. That will include men he already defeated, such as Chad Mendes, who looks a menace against a lesser caliber of fighter. When it comes to 145, one gets the sense that Aldo may rule for long time, but the turmoil beneath him will be more entertaining over the long run.