UFC 179: Aldo vs Mendes – Extended Preview (video)
The awaited rematch between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and No. 1 contender Chad Mendes will headline UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In their first meeting, Aldo stopped then-unbeaten Mendes with one second remaining in the first round. Since then, Mendes has won five straight.
Aldo, the only 145-pound champion in UFC history, has added three more successful title defenses since the Mendes bout and he looks to stamp a finish on this rivalry once and for all. Plus, a clash of light heavyweight contenders will co-headline, Glover Teixeira faces off against Phil Davis.
UFC 179 Fight Card
- Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes – Featherweight title
- Phil Davis vs Glover Teixeria
- Fabio Maldonado vs Hans Stringler
- Darren Elkins vs Luca Martins
- Beniel Dariush vs Diego Ferreira
- William Macario vs Neil Magny
- Yan Cabral vs Naoyuki Kotani
- Scott Jorgensen vs Wilson Reis
- Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili
Fight Pass Prelims
- Gilbert Burns vs Christos Giagos
- Fabricio Camoes vs Tony Martin