In the featherweight division there is one stand-out fighter who has risen above the rest. That man is Team Alpha Males Chad Mendes.
The former number-one contender/title challenger boasts an impressive 11-1 record with his only defeat coming at the hands of champion Jose Aldo.
Mendes is now set to return to action at UFC 148 against former UFC lightweight Cody McKenzie, who apparently has decided to pack down a weight-class after picking up a first round submission win this past Tuesday on FUEL TV over Marcus LeVesseur.
The two featherweights will meet at UFC 148.
UFC 148 is set to go down on July 7 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event Chael Sonnen will look to take out the pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title.
The event will air live on pay-per-view.
The full UFC 148 roster as of today looks as follows:
MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view)
Champ Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen (for middleweight title)
Urijah Faber vs. TBA (for interim bantamweight title)
Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz
Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia
PRELIMINARY CARD: (FX)
Renan Barao vs. Ivan Menjivar
Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Gleison Tibau
Riki Fukuda vs. Constantinos Philippou
Fabricio Camoes vs. Melvin Guillard
John Alessio vs. Shane Roller