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Aldo-Mendes 2 Heads to Rio

Originally scheduled to take place on August 2, the biggest rematch in UFC featherweight history now moves to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 25, as 145-pound champion Jose Aldo and number one contender Chad Mendes meet at UFC 179. UFC president Dana White made the announcement in San Jose Saturday night after the UFC Fight Night card at the SAP Center.In their first meeting in January of 2012, Aldo stopped the then-unbeaten Mendes with one second remaining in the first round. Since then, Mendes has won five straight, most recently decisioning Nik Lentz. Aldo, the only 145-pound champio ... Read the Full Article Here

UFC on FOX 12 Musings

HENDRICKS-LAWLER IISo how do you top the frontrunner for 2014 Fight of the Year? You do it again. Often, rematches never live up to the first fight, but I’m not expecting that to be the case with the return bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. Despite the furious pace of their first bout in March, neither welterweight knows how to fight any other way. So while the action level should remain high, it will be the fighter who adjusts better who will win the second time around. For Hendricks, he has to try and use his wrestling better in the rematch, as that will dilute some of Lawler’s ... Read the Full Article Here

Lawler Tops Brown, Secures Rematch with Hendricks

SAN JOSE, July 26 - Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler is coming for you…again. After a gritty five-round battle with Matt Brown at the SAP Center Saturday, the veteran Lawler secured a second UFC welterweight title fight against the reigning titleholder by pounding out a close unanimous decision win.“I’m very excited,” said Lawler. “It’s time to go back to work and I’ll be waiting for him.”Scores were 49-46 twice and 48-47 for Lawler, who lost a razor-thin bout to Hendricks for the vacant title in March. But to get a rematch, he had to knock out Jake Ellenberger in May and then survive 25 minutes ... Read the Full Article Here

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