Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes II Now Slated For UFC 179
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.26.2014
According to MMAjunkie.com, the rematch between featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and Chad Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will headline UFC 179 on Oct. 25 in Rio de Janeiro. The bout was originally set for UFC 176 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, but Aldo was forced to withdraw from the event due to a neck and spine injury. This led to the event being cancelled.
Aldo previously defeated Mendes at UFC 142 via RD1 TKO. That fight also took place in Rio de Janeiro.