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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 may regret premature pairing of Conor McGregor, Dennis Siver

Following weeks of speculation related to the possibility of an upcoming title shot and an ongoing war of words with both Chad Mendes and featherweight champ Jose Aldo, the UFC pulled another rabbit out of it’s bottomless hat late last week with a somewhat surprising decision to give Conor McGregor one final obstacle to overcome before fighting for the 145-pound belt. Conveniently...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo Not Ruling Out Potential Third Fight With Chad Mendes

After the toughest fight of his UFC featherweight title reign so far last night at UFC 179, Jose Aldo told the media that he wouldn’t rule out a third encounter with Chad Mendes in the future. “I saw Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard fight three times,” Aldo commented to MMAjunkie after the thrilling five round war which left him bloodied, bruised, but ultimately victorious. “They...
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October 26, 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

Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Fabio Maldonado and Gilbert Burns Get Bonuses at UFC 179

UFC president Dana White awarded Jose Aldo (pictured), Chad Mendes, Fabio Maldonado and Gilbert Burns each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II.” After kicking off the pay-per-view broadcast with four absolute snoozers, Aldo and Mendes made up for it with 25 action-packed minutes. Nearly every round was close, but...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes II (Video Highlights)

Chad Mendes was convinced he had more than enough in his revamped arsenal to dethrone featherweight king Jose Aldo (pictured) Saturday at UFC 179. While Mendes put up a valiant effort, he came up short in a (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) unanimous decision defeat. All five rounds were extremely competitive, which each fighter seemingly one punch away from ending things. There were knockdowns...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II’ Complete Betting Odds

Chad “Money” Mendes is convinced he has what it takes to dethrone reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. The sports books are convinced he doesn’t. Mendes is more than a 1.5-1 underdog to avenge his 2012 knockout loss to Aldo. “Scarface,” meanwhile, checks in as more than a 2-1 odds-on favorite to retain his strap. I wonder if Mendes is willing to put his money...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Down and Dirty UFC 179 Fight Picks

Down and dirty. Short and sweet. Dwayne Wolff and Dave Reno give you their UFC 179 picks in a few sentences or less. Main Card (PPV – 10 p.m. ET) • Featherweight Championship: Jose Aldo (C) vs  Chad Mendes Dwayne Wolff: The quick version is I think that Aldo is still good enough to win this fight. Mendes has looked great but has not faced anybody like Aldo in that stretch. If...
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October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Chad Mendes

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)   Chad Mendes Vitals 5’5″ 145 lbs (Featherweight) 66″ reach, Orthodox May 1, 1985 Record 16-1 (UFC: 7-1) Current Streak 5 straight wins Training Two-time NCAA All-American wrestler Championships Held None   Strengths - incredible wrestler - very well coached – Team Alpha Male - big knockout power in his hands […]
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo: Has Chad Mendes really evolved all that much?

For the first time in his storied career, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will finally rematch an opponent he's beaten previously. While rematches seem to be all the rage when it comes to UFC title fights these days, Aldo has managed to avoid them during his entire career both in and out of the Octagon.  He's rarely been challenged to the point where anyone thought he may have...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Aldo-Mendes rematch has become three-pronged affair

Finally, after a three-week layoff that felt much longer, MMA’s leading promotion will return on Saturday with one of the sport’s most highly-anticipated rematches in the main event of UFC 179 when featherweight champ Jose Aldo will put his belt on the line against top-ranked contender Chad Mendes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In January of 2012, Aldo won the first battle of this...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor And Chad Mendes Trade Insults During BT Sport Interview

Chad Mendes appeared on the UK’s BT Sport channel yesterday in a live link-up from Brazil to talk about his upcoming title challenge against current featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 179, but with Conor McGregor in the studio it was inevitable that the conversation would eventually swing towards a fight between the two. It started with Mendes looking to quieten down McGregor’s...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 179 Embedded: Episode 1 (Video)

We’re just three short days away from UFC 179, so there’s very little that hasn’t been said between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes (pictured). The last piece of promotional work comes from UFC president Dana White’s “Embedded” series. In the first episode, Aldo’s Muay Thai trainer and MMA legend Pedro Rizzo says Aldo’s more motivated than ever...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Fires Off Greatest Comeback in Live TV History to Chad Mendes (Video)

Want proof that Conor McGregor (pictured) has already surpassed Chael Sonnen as the best smack talker in UFC history after just 18 months with the promotion? While Sonnen may have set the standard, it was with scripted lines that got quickly stale because he would use them every time he took the mic (Please see: “I’ve got the biggest arms, the greatest charm…”). McGregor...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor has fun tearing down Chad Mendes on TV

You may not know the name Conor McGregor yet, but rest assured, you will in time. McGregor is a fast-rising UFC featherweight, known just as much for his antics outside of the Octagon than his prowess inside of it. The Irish McGregor was in studio on Tuesday’s episode of Beyond the Octagon in the UK, and fellow featherweight top contender Chad Mendes was Skyping into the show....
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes: T.J. Dillashaw, Urijah Faber would fight 'if the situation is right'

Team Alpha Male is one of the best gyms in MMA. T.J. Dillashaw is the UFC bantamweight champion, Chad Mendes is the No. 1 contender for the featherweight title, Joseph Benavidez is one of the best flyweights in the world and patriarch Urijah Faber is one of the most successful and accomplished lighter weight athletes in MMA history. The camp is so good that one weight class -- bantamweight...
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October 21, 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 Pros’ Picks José Aldo vs Chad Mendes 2 ft. Pettis, Khabib, Hendricks & more

Star-studded group predict Aldo vs Mendes 2 which goes down Saturday at UFC 179. Pettis answer is the most interesting as he says, give it a listen!
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

5 reasons why Aldo-Mendes 2 Result Will Suprise You

You either grow or you die.  No other sport is that more true than MMA.  In a sport that is in constant evolution an individual fighter must do the same, with the exception of an elite few that have perfected certain techniques.  If it isn’t broken don’t fix it.  If it is broken though, evaluate, learn, practice, rinse and repeat. This weekend is the meeting of those two...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons to Watch: UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2

Following a two-week hiatus, the UFC is back in action this weekend with a card from Brazil featuring a main event between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and No. 1 contender Chad Mendes. Aldo beat Mendes the first time they met, but not without a controversial foul that led to the end of the fight.  Aldo visibly grabbed the fence to help stop a Mendes' takedown and when he turned...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Why you should watch UFC 179

The UFC is ready to return to the spotlight after a three week lull in the action. In the only pay-per-view offering of the month, UFC 179 provides an enticing card live from Brazil. In the main event, Jose Aldo looks to defend his Featherweight title for the seventh time in the Octagon, facing off against a familiar foe in Chad Mendes. This title fight is a rematch from UFC 142...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Countdown to UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2′ (Video)

Is it just another manic Monday, or just another mundane Monday at the office? If it’s the latter, then we’ve got a treat for you. Guess who has the entire “Countdown to UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II’ episode ready for you to watch in your cubicle? UFC 179 goes down Saturday inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Featherweight king Jose Aldo (pictured) defends...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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