SAN JOSE, Calif. – Chad Mendes continues his climb back to featherweight title contention.

With a first-round stoppage of the surging Darren Elkins, Mendes made it 3-0 for Team Alpha Male fighters at UFC on FOX 7.

The featherweight bout closed out the preliminary card of today’s UFC on FOX 7 event at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. It aired on FX following additional prelims on Facebook and ahead of a main card on FOX.

Mendes made his power known early with stiff leg kicks to Elkins, who surprisingly didn’t shoot for a takedown.

Of course, he didn’t have much time to set up a shot. Mendes landed an overhand right that sent him backpedaling to the cage.

A few follow-up punches at the fence, and referee Herb Dean would be forced to wave off the bout at the 1:08 mark of the first round.

“We’re killing it,” said Mendes of his team’s performance at UFC on FOX 7. Teammates Joseph Benavidez and T.J. Dillashaw also earned stoppage wins.

Asked whether he’d like to get another shot at Jose Aldo, Mendes, who was KO’d by the champ at UFC 142, said, “I want that rematch, man. I’m coming in here and busting butt, and I think it shows.”

Mendes (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) now boasts three straight wins following his loss to Aldo, which remains his sole professional loss. Elkins (16-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) sees a five-fight win streak snapped and gets pushed down the ladder of division contenders.

Up-to-the-minute UFC on FOX 7 results include:

For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 7, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

John Morgan and Ben Fowlkes contributed to this report on-site in San Jose.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 189 results: Robbie Lawler stops Rory MacDonald in an all-time UFC classic

  • 20 days ago
  • 9 views

As the seconds ticked away on the third round of the UFC welterweight title fight, it sure looked like the clock was winding down on "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler's title reign. Challenger Rory MacDonald read news >>

UFC Fight Night 72 results: Daniel Omielanczuk stops Chris de la Rocha in 48 seconds

  • 14 days ago
  • 33 views

GLASGOW, Scotland – The UFC’s first fight on Scottish soil didn’t last a full minute. Daniel Omielanczuk overwhelmed Chris de la Rocha for a Round 1 TKO at UFC Fight Night 72.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 16 results: Lauzon stops Gomi, Barboza edges out Felder

  • 6 days ago
  • 4 views

Check out the results of the opening two main card fights at UFC on FOX 16, as Joe Lauzon took on Takanori Gomi and Edson Barboza battled Paul Felder. It was all about the lightweights in the first h read news >>

UFC on FOX 16 results: Dillashaw stops Barao in 4th to retain bantamweight title

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

Check out the result of the UFC bantamweight championship main event between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao at UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago, Illnois. About 14 months ago, T.J. Dillashaw took the UFC bant read news >>

UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 fight card

  • 27 days ago
  • 40 views

A look at the July 25th UFC on FOX event in Chicago, IL, where T.J. Dillashaw seeks to go 2-for-2 against Renan Barao in bantamweight title fights. We've not talked much about this UFC on FOX card th read news >>

Frankie Edgar: Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes is a No. 1 contender fight, not a title bout

  • 28 days ago
  • 206 views

"Early on when I heard that [Jose Aldo] was injured we threw our hat in and said, you know, we would be willing to step in. [The UFC] decided to go with Chad [Mendes] for that role. I think the expla read news >>

UFC 189 Full Fight Flashback: Chad Mendes Puts Clay Guida Away

  • 28 days ago
  • 155 views

Top featherweight contender Chad Mendes put on an impressive performance against Clay Guida at UFC 164. read news >>

Conor McGregor: Chad Mendes is a ‘B-level’ fighter ‘who gasses’

  • 29 days ago
  • 13 views

Chad Mendes may not have been the fight Conor McGregor wanted at UFC 189, but Mendes is the fight he got. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo withdrew from July 11's mega-event with broken ribs earl read news >>

Conor McGregor looking to squash wrestling doubts, 'dominate' Chad Mendes in grappling

  • 29 days ago
  • 47 views

Conor McGregor looks to prove the doubters wrong at UFC 189. Since embarking on his UFC career, Conor McGregor has been fed a steady diet striking technicians - and he's outmatched them all. He's con read news >>

UFC 189 'Embedded' video blog (Ep. 2): Conor McGregor 'going to f--king butcher' Chad Mendes

  • 29 days ago
  • 19 views

Yippe ki yay motherfucker. The anticipation for the summer blockbuster event of the year, UFC 189, which is expected to do all kinds of big numbers, has not missed a beat since Featherweight champion read news >>