UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Preview and Fight Cards
UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 will be held at Maracanazinho Gymnasium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 25th of October, 2014.
Main Event: Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes
Jose Aldo will be defending his featherweight title for the 7th time against Chad Mendes in a 5 round battle in his hometown Brazil. This fight is also considered to be a rematch between the current champion José Aldo, and the number one contender Chad Mendes, as they first met at UFC 142 back in 2012 where the fight ended in the first round by a vicious knee by Jose Aldo which put Chad Mendes into sleep.
This fight was previously scheduled for August 2, 2014 at UFC 176. But Aldo’s neckk injury which was announced one month prior to the fight date pushed this bout till UFC 179.
Co-Main Event: Glover Teixeira vs Phil Davis
Two top 10 UFC contenders, Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis, will face each other in light heavy weight bout at UFC 179 co-mainevent. Wins for each fighter are crucial, as the 205lb devision is now packed with tough fighters. Both fighters have tasted the loss to the current champion John Jones, they both need this win to get chance to take revenge and take the belt back home.
Beneil Dariush had to face Alan Patrick at this event. However, Patrick was forced to pull out due to a broken jaw he received during training. Dariush will now face Carlos Diego Ferreira.
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