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A look at the beautiful violence of Aldo and Mendes II

At UFC 179, Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes fought one of the best fights of the year. It was the kind of fight that elevated both men afterwards. They tested each other throughout the fight with Aldo retaining his title. It had all the elements of a great title fight with each fighter seizing the momentum for a moment before the other took it back. Here is a close look at how Aldo retained...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo tested, but not beaten in UFC 179

After five of the most competitive rounds Jose Aldo has ever fought, he remains the UFC featherweight champion. UFC 179 was Chad Mendes’ opportunity to show the world how far he’d come since being knocked out by Aldo two years ago. Even though Mendes displayed monumental strides in the evolution of his striking game, it […] The post Jose Aldo: The Phenomenon Tested But Not...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 179 Recap: Jose Aldo Holds off Chad Mendes

Jose Aldo survived an early onslaught from a very game Chad Mendes and went on to retain his UFC Featherweight Championship by unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 179, Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mendes scored the first knockdown of the contest, dropping the champion with a left hook, but Aldo responded with a knockdown of his own in the first round, setting...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor can teabag Chad Mendes

UFC featherweight contenders Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes just made some magic together on BT Sport’s UFC Beyond the Octagon program moments ago. SevereMMA, Ireland’s top MMA site, was all over the broadcast and luckily for all of us they weren’t shy about sharing the quotes. Here’s a taste of the Mendes (who appeared via satellite) and McGregor exchange via @SeanSheehan...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Aldo/Mendes 2: A Division on the Brink

This Saturday at UFC 179, featherweight champion José Aldo will defend his title in a rematch against Chad Mendes. The two originally squared off at UFC 142 and the end result was a highlight reel knockout. Mendes had been pressuring Aldo against the cage. Aldo was using good takedown defense and eventually managed to circle out. As he did this, Mendes shot in but wasn’t expecting...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Aldo versus Mendes II: The Breakdown

After Nova Uniao’s Renan Barao lost his title to Team Alpha Male’s T.J. Dillashaw – the rivalry between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes heated up. They meet next at UFC 179 for the second time and this is the biggest challenge facing Aldo in his career to date. You instinctually would not think that after watching the first fight but Mendes seems to have improved more than Aldo in...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

Chad Mendes is convinced he has the arsenal to dethrone the only featherweight champion the UFC has ever known. The Gambling Gods think differently. The powers that be have pegged Jose Aldo (pictured) nearly a 2.5-1 odds-on favorite to retain his title at UFC 179. Mendes, meanwhile, checks in as almost a 2-1 underdog. It will be interesting to see how these lines move as showtime...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes: I’ve Matured, Jose Aldo Hasn’t Improved

Chad Mendes (pictured) claims a lot has changed since he was knocked out in highlight reel fashion by reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in January 2012. One thing Mendes says has remained the same is Aldo’s game. Mendes was merely in his third UFC fight when the promotion offered him a crack at Aldo’s crown. No youngster turns down a title bout, so “Money” jumped...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

TVP: Mendes TKO’s Guida in Milwaukee

When Jose Aldo knocked out Chad Mendes in Brazil on January 4th of 2012 it was a moment that not only helped define the career of the greatest featherweight of all-time, it also set a fire under the man who many view as his only threat. Five straight wins (four of the KO/TKO variety) later and Mendes finds himself with a shot at righting the only wrong on his professional mixed martial...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes one step closer to title shot after besting Nik Lentz

Video: Highlights: Mendes vs. Lentz There was just something about Nik Lentz and his pre-fight interviews that got under Chad Mendes' skin. Several times leading up to the bout on Saturday, Mendes remarked how Lentz was just too cocky and talked too much trash for a fighter that hadn't proved himself against an elite featherweight so he was going to teach him a lesson in the Octagon...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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