1. UFC 179: Matches to Make for the Entire Fight Card

    It was a lot closer than his first meeting with Chad Mendes , but Jose Aldo once against defended his belt from the Team Alpha Male standout. Although Mendes attempted eight takedowns , he didn't seem overly hesitant to stand with the champion...

    Sean Smith Written by Sean Smith about 25 days ago 20,453 reads 37 comments

  2. Aldo vs. Mendes 2: Key Stats, Top Moments from Thrilling Rematch at UFC 179

    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)...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 25 days ago 7,272 reads 17 comments

  3. UFC 179: Full Fight-by-Fight Results and Scorecards

    Saturday night’s UFC 179 pay-per-view featured a great main event between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes , but the entire fight card was filled with entertaining bouts...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 25 days ago 1,082 reads 0 comments

  4. Phil Davis Grounds Glover Teixeira, but Anderson Silva Call-out Leaves Bad Taste

    It continues to feel like two steps forward, one step back for Phil Davis. Davis got off the schneid Saturday night at UFC 179 , putting on a wrestling clinic en route to a unanimous-decision victory over Glover Teixeira...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 25 days ago 17,612 reads 50 comments

  5. UFC 179 Results: 3 Fights for Glover Teixeira to Take Next

    Saturday night, UFC 179 marked the UFC's return to both pay-per-view and the country of Brazil. The card was headlined by a featherweight championship thriller in Jose Aldo vs...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 25 days ago 5,032 reads 5 comments

  6. Dear Dana White: Let's Skip Right to Conor McGregor Versus Jose Aldo Please

    The full brilliance of Jose Aldo was on display Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, as he outpointed a game Chad Mendes . An instant classic and fight for the ages , it was his eighteenth consecutive win and his ninth title defense...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 25 days ago 30,355 reads 148 comments

  7. UFC 179 Results: Fights for Jose Aldo to Take Next

    As if anyone needed further validation of Jose Aldo 's greatness, the champ put on a display at UFC 179 that reminded fans of his former WEC days. Aldo's fight with Chad Mendes started nearly the same as the T...

    Kyle Symes Written by Kyle Symes about 25 days ago 12,987 reads 29 comments

  8. UFC 179: Video Highlights from Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes' Epic Battle in Rio

    There is a prince and a joker in the featherweight division, but Jose Aldo is king. With his countrymen surrounding the cage, the featherweight champion successfully defended his throne for a second time against perennial contender Chad Mendes...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 25 days ago 14,263 reads 11 comments

  9. Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Results: Breaking Down Next Step for Both Fighters

    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...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 25 days ago 1,032 reads 3 comments

  10. Aldo vs. Mendes 2: Improved Money Still Not Enough to Top Featherweight Champion

    Chad Mendes proved Saturday that he is far and away the second-best featherweight in the world. Unfortunately for him, Jose Aldo still proved that he's the best...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 25 days ago 4,923 reads 16 comments

  11. UFC 179 Results: Forecasting What's Next for Card's Biggest Winners

    UFC 179 didn't turn out to be the most entertaining card ever, but it did yield some big winners on Saturday night. Phil Davis stepped up to the plate in a big way on foreign soil...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 25 days ago 3,624 reads 3 comments

  12. UFC 179 Results: 3 Fights for Phil Davis to Take Next

    UFC 179 was a solid showing for Phil Davis —a night for him to remind the world that he's actually pretty good at this MMA thing...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 25 days ago 9,005 reads 20 comments

  13. UFC 179: Complete Results and Most Impressive Performances from PPV Event

    UFC 179 provided fans in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil with a little bit of everything on Saturday night. The card—which featured a heavy Brazilian flavor—saw some history ...

    Alex Ballentine Written by Alex Ballentine about 26 days ago 5,142 reads 3 comments

  14. UFC 179 Results: 3 Fights to Make for Chad Mendes

    Chad Mendes gave Jose Aldo all that he could at UFC 179 , but it just wasn't enough. Money landed enough to nearly swell the champ's eye shut, but Aldo's immaculate jab and near-perfect ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 26 days ago 10,358 reads 24 comments

  15. UFC 179 Results: Burning Questions Heading into Fight Nights 55, 56

    UFC 179 is in the books. The results are as follows: Jose Aldo defeats Chad Mendes by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) Phil Davis defeats Glover Teixeira by unanimous ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 26 days ago 8,778 reads 7 comments

  16. Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes II: What We Learned from Featherweight Title Fight

    For the first time in what feels like an eternity, UFC 179 brought fight fans an interesting title fight as Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes faced off in a long-awaited rematch. The do-over has been years in the making...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 26 days ago 10,989 reads 25 comments

  17. UFC 179: Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes Deliver Thrilling Fight for the Ages

    With apologies to Conor McGregor, the finely tailored Irishman who has taken the Ultimate Fighting Championship by storm, Saturday night's UFC 179 event proved that the two best featherweights in the world reside Brazil and the United States...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 26 days ago 20,780 reads 88 comments

  18. Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Results: Winner, Scorecard and Analysis

    Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes locked horns for the second time Saturday at UFC 179 , but the result was ultimately the same as Aldo retained the UFC featherweight title in front of his home fans in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 26 days ago 15,347 reads 12 comments

  19. UFC 179 Results: The Real Winners and Losers from Aldo vs. Mendes 2

    UFC 179 served as a fulcrum for one of the brightest careers in MMA history. Jose Aldo is probably the best featherweight ever. He's the division's reigning, first and only UFC champion...

    Scott Harris Written by Scott Harris about 26 days ago 42,640 reads 41 comments

  20. UFC 179 Results: Grades for Every Main Card Fighter

    It would be a lie to say that was a lot of fun. UFC 179 hit the airwaves Saturday night to limited excitement, and it lived up to that billing perfectly...

    Matthew Ryder Written by Matthew Ryder about 26 days ago 29,300 reads 47 comments

  21. Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira: What We Learned from Light Heavyweight Tilt

    The UFC returned to Brazil Saturday night, hosting a pay-per-view live from Rio de Janeiro. Headlined by Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, the card figured to be exciting but was relatively light on star power...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 26 days ago 15,007 reads 64 comments

  22. Title Shot Situation Has Cub Swanson Fired Up Going into Bout with Frankie Edgar

    The past two years have been remarkable for Cub Swanson. The longest-tenured featherweight under the Zuffa banner has run the proverbial table, as he's found victory in all six of his bouts since January 2012...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 26 days ago 11,810 reads 46 comments

  23. Chad Mendes on Conor McGregor: 'The Guy's a Joke, I'm Gonna Get Paid Big Time'

    UFC featherweight contender Chad Mendes will get his second crack at champion Jose Aldo at UFC 179 this evening, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been listening to the banter of rising star Conor McGregor...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 26 days ago 10,671 reads 7 comments

  24. Aldo vs. Mendes 2: Final Predictions for Rematch Before Start of UFC 179

    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...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 26 days ago 989 reads 2 comments

  25. UFC 179 Fight Card: Projecting Winners for Every Fight

    Many fans are excited about the UFC 179 main event featuring featherweight champion Jose Aldo defending the title against Chad Mendes , but the entire fight card for Saturday’s pay-per-view is worth watching...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 26 days ago 2,537 reads 1 comments