Article

Aldo-Mendes 2 Heads to Rio

Aldo-Mendes 2 Heads to Rio

Originally scheduled to take place on August 2, the biggest rematch in UFC featherweight history now moves to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 25, as 145-pound champion Jose Aldo and number one contender Chad Mendes meet at UFC 179. 

UFC president Dana White made the announcement in San Jose Saturday night after the UFC Fight Night card at the SAP Center.

In their first meeting in January of 2012, Aldo stopped the then-unbeaten Mendes with one second remaining in the first round. Since then, Mendes has won five straight, most recently decisioning Nik Lentz. Aldo, the only 145-pound champion in UFC history, has added three more successful title defenses since the Mendes bout, defeating Frankie Edgar, Chan Sung Jung, and Ricardo Lamas.

Watch Past Fights

Media

Recent
Following a seventh week of great fights on the Tuesday Night Contender Series, Dana White talks backstage about how he chose this week's winners.
Aug 22, 2017
Spend a few minutes backstage with Kennedy Nzechukwu following his main event win in week seven of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series.
Aug 22, 2017
Benito Lopez talks backstage with Laura Sanko after his exciting split decision win over Steven Peterson during week seven of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series.
Aug 22, 2017
Joby Sanchez talks backstage about his second win on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, a TKO of JP Buys during week seven.
Aug 22, 2017