Joe Aldo vs. Chad Mendes II Set for UFC 176 in August
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.04.2014
UFC returning to Los Angeles...
UFC has officially announced that Chad Mendes will face reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a rematch for the title at UFC 176 in August. The fight card will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on August 2.
Mendes and Aldo last fought at UFC 142 in January 2012, which saw Aldo win in the first round by knockout. Since the loss, Mendes rattled off five consecutive wins, four of which came by knockout. He's now currently the No. 1 ranked featherweight contender in the division. Since beating Mendes, Aldo defeated Frankie Edgar, Chan Sung Jung, and Ricardo Lamas.