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

Main 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



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