Number six ranked light heavyweight contender Phil Davis made it look easy against former world title challenger Glover Teixeira Saturday night at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, winning a shutout three-round decision in the UFC 179 co-main event.Scores were 30-27 on all three judges’ scorecards for Davis, who is now 5-0 with 1 NC against Brazilian opponents, leading “Mr. Wonderful” to call out former middleweight champion Anderson Silva after the bout.Davis opened the bout with a takedown attempt that was effectively defended by Teixei … Read the Full Article Here

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Brazil sleeps well tonight. In the main event of UFC 179 at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Jose Aldo remained the UFC featherweight champion and the only Brazilian to currently hold a title in the organization, but he got pushed to the limit to get there, as he gutted out a five-round unanimous decision over number one contender Chad Mendes.The thrilling 25-minute battle was a rematch of a 2012 bout between the two, and while Aldo won both, Saturday’s bout didn’t resemble his first-round knockout of Mendes more than two years ago in the slight … Read the Full Article Here

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 was both the best and worst night of Chad Mendes’ career as a professional fighter.That night, inside the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a then-unbeaten Mendes stepped into the Octagon to challenge Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight title on his home turf. Having rattled off 11 consecutive victories to begin his career, the former All-American wrestler had quickly climbed the ladder to stand as the top contender in the 145-pound ranks and was tabbed by many as being the fighter with the best shot at dethroning the dominant Brazilian champion.Until the … Read the Full Article Here

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Jose Aldo has been the best featherweight fighter on the planet for the past five years. While stringing together any type of success at the highest level of the sport is a feat unto itself, the Brazilian phenom has operated on a level few fighters have experienced in the history of mixed martial arts. Aldo emerged onto WEC scene as a highly touted prospect back in 2009, and five years and 11 consecutive victories later, the 28-year-old Nova Uniao leader has carved out his place in the UFC record books as one of the most dominant ever.And his reign as the featherweight king is one he’s d … Read the Full Article Here

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UFC 179, which is headlined by the UFC featherweight championship bout between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes and the light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. And the event’s first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. MAIN EVENT – UFC FEATHERWEIGHT TITLEChad Mendes (145) VS Jose Aldo (145)PAY-PER-VIEW MAIN CARDPhil Davis (205) VS Glover Teixei … Read the Full Article Here

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On Saturday, the Octagon is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the UFC featherweight championship rematch between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. But before UFC 179 begins, let’s take a look at the card By The Numbers.142UFC event where Jose Aldo first defended the UFC featherweight title against Chad Mendes4:59Time it took for Aldo to score a knockout over Mendes via knee 100Percentage of Mendes’ 7 takedown attempts in that first round loss that Aldo successfully stuffed, only loss on Mendes’ 17 fight pro career 1015Days between their first meeting in Rio de Janeiro and their forthc … Read the Full Article Here

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