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Jose Aldo, fighting in front of a lively home-nation crowd in Rio de Janeiro, defended his featherweight title for the seventh time in defeating challenger Chad Mendes by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46).After an up-and-down undercard that featured a couple of lopsided matches—Beneil Dariush and Phil Davis were especially impressive—and sucked the air out of the building faster than it did the fighter's lungs, Aldo's second win over Mendes delivered in just about every aspect. It was a c read news >>

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When Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes first stepped into the Octagon two years ago, the high-profile bout was over before it could begin. An Aldo knee to Mendes' skull knocked the challenger out and allowed the champion to retain his title, though the quick ending proved something of an anticlimactic finish to the anticipated fight. When Aldo and Mendes agreed to get into the ring once more, again it seemed only disappointment would follow. An Aldo neck injury forced the promotion to wipe out UFC 176 a read news >>

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The rematch between defending featherweight champion Jose Aldo and No. 1 contender Chad Mendes was the most anticipated fight on the UFC 179 card, and the main event did not disappoint. Aldo retained his championship via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46), but MMA fans are already talking about what’s next for both the champion and Saturday’s challenger. Here are the full results from UFC 179 and a breakdown of what’s next for both fighters. What’s Next for Jose Aldo Several fighters in th read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO – After moving to 2-0 against Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo could very easily put the Team Alpha Male fighter in his rear-view mirror. But the champ said he isn’t doing anything of the sort.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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This was about as grand as the UFC could have hoped for with a game challenger and a resilient champion proving why he's just that. Considering the fact that Jose Aldo viciously knocked out Chad Mendes in the very first round of their first meeting, it was fair to wonder whether or not a rematch would be worth the time and energy spent promoting it. Sure, the former challenger racked up five consecutive wins (four by stoppage) to earn as much, but would that make him a threat to actually take th read news >>

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Nearly three years ago, Jose Aldo established himself as a UFC sensation with a first-round knockout of Chad Mendes to retain the UFC Featherweight Championship. Neither fighter has suffered a defeat since, setting up a rematch for the title on Saturday night. Aldo enters the bout on a 17-fight winning streak that dates back to 2005. His most recent triumph came back in February against Ricardo Lamas. Mendes has bounced back perfectly since the defeat, which was the first of his career, winning read news >>

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Scott Jorgensen returned to the win column after a 1-5 run in the UFC with a win over Danny Martinez, but he hasn’t forgotten the last man who beat him. Speaking to the Brazilian media in Rio de Janeiro, Jorgensen talked about his desire to face Jussier Formiga one more time, his thoughts on the Brazilian MMA Commission process when he asked his controversial loss to be overturned to a no-contest, his upcoming fight with Wilson Reis at UFC 179 and much more. read news >>

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Chad Mendes believes he's in featherweight champion Jose Aldo's head and that he's caught up and passed Aldo in fighting ability. read news >>

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Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes meet in a featherweight title rematch in the main event of UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro. As part of the 11-fight card, No. 4-ranked light heavyweight Glover Teixeira takes on No. 6-ranked Phil Davis in the co-main event. Bleacher Report will be here to chronicle the entire event for you on Saturday evening. The action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass (subscription required) for two bouts before moving to Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. The five-fight main card kicks off read news >>

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The featherweight title rematch that so many were clamoring for is coming to fruition at UFC 179, with Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes facing off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to headline an exciting main card. The goodness will start early with five main-card bouts, and a battle between Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis should whet folks' MMA appetites for the main event. And boy, will those appetites need whetting. In the first fight between Aldo and Mendes back in 2012, it looked as back-and-forth as it read news >>

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Chad Mendes has waited nearly three years for a second crack at MMA royalty. read news >>

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