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. Mendes was game and hurt the champion during the fight. It was compelling, high-level action.
No. 4-ranked light heavyweight Glover Teixeira was upended by No. 6-ranked Phil Davis in the co-main event. It was not the most stimulating fight, but still a dominating performance by Davis.
Check out all the analysis and play-by-play in this fight blog from UFC 179!
UFC 179 Fight Card
- Jose Aldo defeats Chad Mendes by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
- Phil Davis defeats Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Fabio Maldonado defeats Hans Stringer by TKO at 4:06 of the second round
- Darren Elkins defeats Lucas Martins by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)
- Beneil Dariush defeats Carlos Diego Ferreira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Neil Magny defeats William Macario by TKO at 2:40 of the third round
- Yan Cabral defeats Naoyuki Kotani via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:06 of the second round
- Wilson Reis defeats Scott Jorgensen via submission (arm-triangle) at 3:28 of the first round
- Andre Fili defeats Felipe Arantes by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Gilbert Burns defeats Christos Giagos via submission (armbar) at 4:57 of the first round
- Tony Martin defeats Fabricio Camoes via submission (kimura) at 4:16 of the first round