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At UFC 179, Jose Aldo will attempt to keep his reign over the 145-pound division going in a rematch with Chad Mendes. Since being named the UFC featherweight titleholder after two title defenses under the WEC banner, Aldo has retained his belt six times inside the Octagon. Of the six UFC opponents Aldo has faced, Mendes may have been the farthest from dethroning the Brazilian. However, Mendes has earned a second crack at Aldo and is widely considered to be the biggest threat to the champion's cr read news >>

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UFC 179 will see its 11-fight card become official on Friday afternoon when the fighters hit the scale. Jose Aldo's featherweight title defense against Chad Mendes headlines the action from Rio de Janeiro. This will be the second time these two have faced off against one another. The last time was in 2012 when Aldo won by knockout over the American. Glover Teixeira, the No. 4-ranked light heavyweight, takes on No. 6-ranked Phil Davis in the co-main event. Bleacher Report will have full coverage read news >>

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UFC 179 will set the stage for three fighters whose victories would speak volumes. On October 25, Chad Mendes will attempt to wrest away the featherweight title for a second time from the reigning champion, Jose Aldo. He suffered his only loss to the champion at UFC 142, having been viciously knocked out at the end of the first round. Mendes seeks redemption but will have to weather the storm in Aldo's home country of Brazil. Phil Davis, on the other hand, will give great efforts to remain relev read news >>

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At the UFC 179 weigh-ins, all 22 fighters taking part in Saturday night's UFC 179 fights will step on the scale Friday evening, and we'll have the live video here at MMAFighting.com.In the main event, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes will have to make the featherweight limit of 145 pounds.The UFC 179 weigh-in takes place at 2 p.m. ET, and the video is above.Check out the UFC 179 weigh-in results below.Main card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET)Jose Aldo vs. Chad MendesGlover Teixeira vs. P read news >>

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A photoshopper expressed their imagination through some hilarious images of UFC fighters getting knocked out by ballerinas. read news >>

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Offense sells. In a world that incorporates defensive head movement, foot work and well-scripted transitions, there's just no escaping a formidable faction of strikes and finishes. Whether in an effort to instill fear in an opponent or to signify dominance within a deadlocked division, offensive fighters are truly the cream of the crop. But somewhere along the line, there is a separation that takes place between sound practitioners and potent ones. The latter is geared more toward those who stan read news >>

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With the UFC now making millions of dollars, it's only fair that the fighters get a piece of the pie, according to Jose Aldo. The UFC featherweight champ, who is slated to defend his title on Saturday against Chad Mendes, spoke once again on the topic of fighter pay in an interview with Ivan Raupp of Combate.com (h/t Fernando Arbex of Bloody Elbow). "I've seen this happening in the past, athletes were highly valued, and the company was not that big. Today, the company is very large and athletes read news >>

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The UFC Featherweight champion once again requested a better salary from the UFC. Although UFC president Dana White prefers to believe in translation issues, once again, a Nova Uniao fighter asked for a better earning in the UFC. After Renan Barao requested for more money and later denied what was published in media, Jose Aldo said in an interview to Combate.com that he deserves a higher salary. "I ask for financial valorization not only for me, some other fighters should have too. We give a lot read news >>

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Mixed Martial Arfs is a new video series that takes a closer look at the fighters and the relationships they have with their dogs. In the first part of a new series that features fighters and their dogs, MMA Fighting's E. Casey Leydon catches up with UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski and his "best friend" Maximus. read news >>

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Few fighters in the history of mixed martial arts can match resumes with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. The MMA legend has won both Pride and UFC titles over the course of his storied career and traded leather with a collection of top-ranked talents and icons of the sport along the way. During the height of his popularity, Rua was widely recognized as the best middleweight fighter on the planet and one of the pound-for-pound best in the sport. And he had a violent highlight reel to back it up. In the fo read news >>

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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will put his title on the line against Chad Mendes on Oct. 25 in Rio de Janeiro, and he has the whole country of Brazil in his hands. If Mendes stops Aldo’s reign 4-year reign as 145-pound kingpin at UFC 179, Brazil would have no UFC titles for the first time in eight years. Anderson Silva, the man who won the first UFC gold in years for his country in 2006, believes that his countryman recently lost three of the four championship belts because they stopped e read news >>

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