Chad Mendes vs. Hacran Dias Added to UFC on FX 6 in Australia

Cody GuinnContributor IIIOctober 1, 2012

SACRAMENTO, CA - JUNE 26:  Chad Mendes shows his fist after he worked out for the media during the Team Alpha Male Media Open Workout at Ultimate Fitness Gym on June 26, 2012 in Sacramento, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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At one point in time, the UFC's featherweight division seemed very lacking of talent. All of a sudden the featherweight division is featuring some of the most awesome matchups of the year including the one announced today.


It's official like a referee whistle! I'm fighting hacran Diaz dec 15 in Australia!

— Chad Mendes (@chadmendes) October 1, 2012


Hacran Dias has only had one fight in the UFC, but it was an outstanding performance against Yuri Alcantara at UFC 147. Dias is riding an impressive nine-fight winning streak and has an overall record of 21-1-1.

Dias is taking a major step up in competition when he steps into the Octagon against former title contender Chad Mendes. Mendes is coming off a first-round knockout victory against Cody McKenzie at UFC 148 with a vicious body blow.

Mendes put his undefeated record on the line when he challenged Jose Aldo for the Featherweight Championship at UFC 142. Mendes looked impressive early in the first round, but ate a nasty knee trying to gain one final takedown at the end of the round and was defeated by knockout.

UFC on FX 6 is scheduled for December 14th in Australia and will feature the finale of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes. Mendes versus Dias will likely fall on the main card of the event, which will be headlined by a matchup between the two TUF: The Smashes coaches George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson.

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