While the second fight between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes didn’t have the explosive finish that their first fight did, it still didn’t disappoint.
Saturday’s UFC 179 main event was breathtaking and saw the champion unequivocally retain his title by winning four rounds out of five on the scorecards (49-46, 49-46, 49-46). While Mendes put up a valiant effort in his second shot at Aldo, he simply couldn’t keep up with the champion’s devastating counter-attack.
In the co-main event, Phil Davis managed to best Glover Teixeira by unanimous decision as well (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Here are the complete results:
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
Tags: Mixed Martial Arts, UFC 179