1. 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...

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  2. 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 5 days ago 20,434 reads 88 comments

  3. 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...

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  4. 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 5 days ago 41,849 reads 41 comments

  5. 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 5 days ago 28,855 reads 47 comments

  6. 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 5 days ago 14,859 reads 64 comments

  7. 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...

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  8. 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 5 days ago 10,349 reads 7 comments

  9. 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...

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  10. 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...

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  11. Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2: Latest Twitter Hype Before UFC 179

    It has taken almost three years, but Chad Mendes will finally get his chance to rematch Jose Aldo . The two featherweights will main-event UFC 179 , and Aldo's featherweight title will again be on the line...

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  12. UFC 179: Fight Card, Start Time and Final Aldo vs. Mendes 2 Predictions

    Saturday’s UFC 179 pay-per-view from Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, has a solid fight card, but MMA fans are focused on the UFC Featherweight Championship bout between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes ...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 6 days ago 1,492 reads 0 comments

  13. Aldo vs. Mendes 2: Latest Comments and Predictions for UFC 179

    Jose Aldo will have his hands full and then some defending his featherweight title against Chad Mendes at UFC 179 ...

    Steven Cook Written by Steven Cook about 6 days ago 274 reads 0 comments

  14. UFC 179: Live Results, Play-by-Play and Fight Card Highlights

    Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes met in the UFC 179 main event and put on a show. The five-round main event was stellar, and saw the champion retain his belt winning four of the rounds on each of the judge's scorecards...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 6 days ago 73,642 reads 126 comments

  15. Conor McGregor to Featherweight Champ Jose Aldo: 'You're Going to Die'

    Surging UFC featherweight contender Conor McGregor decided to fight again instead of waiting for a title shot, but 145-pound champ Jose Aldo is still in his crosshairs...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 6 days ago 16,601 reads 79 comments

  16. Bellator 130 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Newton vs. Vassell Fight Card

    Emanuel Newton put his light heavyweight title on the line Friday night against Linton Vassell in a scintillating Bellator 130 main event...

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  17. Jose Aldo Is Capable of Greatness, but He Must Be Willing to Take Risks

    Jose Aldo is the only featherweight champion the UFC has ever had. It has been nearly nine years since he gave up the only loss of his career, and truth be told, he has rarely been challenged since that night...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 6 days ago 8,224 reads 33 comments

  18. Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2: Latest Predictions Before Anticipated Rematch

    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...

    Steven Cook Written by Steven Cook about 7 days ago 6,269 reads 18 comments

  19. UFC 182 Adds Middleweights Nate Marquardt and Brad Tavares

    Following a rebound win that likely saved his UFC career, former Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt will look to build momentum against Brad Tavares on January 3...

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  20. UFC 179: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

    After a short break from UFC action over the past couple of weeks, many of you may have started to experience withdrawal symptoms. But fear not—Saturday night’s UFC 179 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, should take the edge off...

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  21. Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2: Keys to Victory for Both Fighters

    At UFC 179 , Jose Aldo will attempt to keep his reign over the 145-pound division going in a rematch with Chad Mendes ...

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  22. Once a Hot Prospect, Phil Davis Faces Career Crossroads at UFC 179

    It’s strange to think of UFC 179 as a must-win situation for Phil Davis . Theoretically, Davis is still in the thick of his fighting prime. He’s a respectable 12-2-1 and continues to hang around the UFC’s light heavyweight Top 10...

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  23. The 3 Worst Coaches in TUF History

    Between the American version of the show and international variants, The Ultimate Fighter has had over 20 seasons...

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  24. Aldo vs. Mendes 2: Updated Scorecard Predictions for UFC 179

    The rematch Chad Mendes has been waiting for since 2012 is upon us. He and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will clash again at UFC 179 on Saturday night...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 7 days ago 335 reads 0 comments

  25. Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    UFC 179 's co-main event features No. 4-ranked light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira against No. 6-ranked Phil Davis ...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 7 days ago 1,490 reads 4 comments