Chad Mendes has been on a scorching path of late as he tries to get back into the title race and get another shot at featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
In his last three fights, Mendes was 3-0 with three first-round knockouts while spending less than five total minutes inside the Octagon.
He knew he had a tough challenge on Saturday night, however, at UFC 164 when he took on former lightweight contender Clay Guida.
The name of the opponent changed, and the fight lasted a little bit longer, but Mendes still produced the same result.
Mendes beat Guida to the punch on virtually every exchange when the two fighters engaged in a stand-up fight. Add to that, Mendes was aggressive in his wrestling where he put Guida on the mat a couple of times during the fight, which doesn't happen often to the wrestler who hails from Chicago.
As the fight wore on, Mendes started to see more openings in Guida's striking, and that's when he unloaded a couple of devastating punches that put an end to the fight.
Mendes managed to do on Saturday night what no other fighter has done in more than 40-plus professional fights against Guida—finish him by TKO.
Check out the full fight video highlights above and see if you believe Mendes has now done enough to earn another crack at Aldo after his fourth straight knockout in the UFC.