Archive: Chad Mendes

Oct 26, 2014 3:34 pm

QUICK TWITT: Jose Aldo Thanks Fans For Support

Last night in the main event of UFC 179, Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes went to war for 25-minutes. The bout ultimately ended up seeing Jose Aldo defend his featherweight championship, but left the champ bruised and battered (See that photo HERE). This morning, the champ sent a Tweet out to his fans, thanking them...

Oct 26, 2014 3:24 pm

PHOTO | A Battered And Bruised, But Victorious, Jose Aldo Post-Fight

Last night in the main event of UFC 179, Jose Aldo defended his featherweight strap against Chad Mendes (Watch the highlights HERE). The bout was the toughest test of Aldo’s career, and left the champ with a nasty cut above his left eye. Aldo’s coach, Pedro Rizzo, posted the following photo on Instagram of himself...

Oct 26, 2014 11:56 am

Cruz And Cormier Break Down The Dominance Of Jose Aldo

Last night after Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes battled in the cage for 25 minutes, Dominick Cruz and Daniel Cormier broke down the bout, and Jose Aldo’s dominance on the UFC 179 postfight show. Cruz gave his take on Aldo’s dominant style, saying: “He kind of waits and gets pissed off, then starts marching forward...

Oct 26, 2014 11:52 am

Cruz And Cormier Give Their Take On Incredible Aldo-Mendes Bout

Last night in the main-event of UFC 179, Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes put on a spectacular performance that earned both men ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, and may even earn them ‘Fight of the Year’ (Catch the bout highlights HERE). After the bout on the UFC 179 post-fight show, Dominick Cruz and Daniel Cormier...

Oct 26, 2014 11:35 am

Dana White Discusses High-Stakes McGregor vs. Siver Bout, And Aldo-McGregor Bout

It was announced early yesterday that Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver would headline UFC Fight Night Boston in January. While many criticized the UFC for ‘protecting’ McGregor, UFC President Dana White sees the bout very differently. He spoke at the post-fight press conference, which MMAJunkie attended, and transcribed. “A lot of people are dismissing Siver...

Oct 26, 2014 11:29 am

With Record Tying UFC 179 Win, Neil Magny Ready For 6th Fight In 2014

Last night in the main event of the prelims of UFC 179, Neil Magny defeated Willian Macario via TKO. The bout was Magny’s 5th fight, and win, of 2014, tying him with Roger Huerta for most wins in a year, but Magny doesn’t want to stop there. He spoke post-fight about his desire to fight...

Oct 26, 2014 11:18 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Phil Davis’ Dominant Win Over Glover Teixeira

Last night in the co-main event of UFC 179, Phil Davis shocked many as he dominated Glover Teixeira with elite level wrestling skills throughout 3 rounds to earn the unanimous decision win. Davis was 3-0 when fighting Brazilian fighters in Brazil, and with his win over Glover last night, he extended that streak to 4-0,...

Oct 26, 2014 11:02 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Jose Aldo’s Win Over Chad Mendes In FOTY Candidate

Last night at UFC 179, fight fans saw a potential ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate when Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes stepped into the Octagon to fight for a second time. The bout went the distance in what was an incredible slug-fest that saw both fighters rock one another multiple times throughout the event (Watch...

Oct 26, 2014 10:26 am

Jose Aldo Compares Conor McGregor To Chael Sonnen

Jose Aldo’s next opponent will likely be Conor McGregor, should ‘Notorious’ defeat Dennis Siver when the pair meet in January at UFC Fight Night Boston. McGregor, who did several appearances prior to UFC 179 while in Brazil, was cageside for the action last night, and was even called out by Jose Aldo after his victory...

Oct 26, 2014 10:22 am

Jose Aldo Calls Conor McGregor A “Joker” In Post-Fight Octagon Interview

Following his win over Chad Mendes last night at UFC 179, Jose Aldo told Brian Stann during his post-fight Octagon interview in Portuguese that he was the king, Mendes was the prince, and there was also a joker. Aldo was referring to Conor McGregor, who was sitting cage-side at the event, as the joker. Watch...

Oct 26, 2014 9:59 am

Aldo Admits He Thought The Fight Was Over After Late Punches Dropped Mendes

At the end of the first round, Jose Aldo landed a brutal jab-cross combination after the round ended to drop Mendes. On TV the move looked incredibly dirty, and extremely deliberate, however UFC President Dana White and Jose Aldo both stated neither of them could hear the bell, and insist the blows were not deliberate...

Oct 26, 2014 9:22 am

Aldo Not Against Mendes Trilogy Bout

After a main event for the ages last night between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, that saw both fighters rocked multiple times, and on the verge of being TKO’d at several points throughout the fight, many fans were left wanting to see the two warriors go at it again for a third time. Featherweight kingpin...

Oct 26, 2014 9:14 am

Jose Aldo And Dana White Insist Late Punches After The Bell Weren’t Intentional

After UFC 179’s main event started quickly, with both fighters trading shots and rocking one another, the first round was coming to a close. In the final few seconds, Aldo backed Mendes against the cage and landed a jab that seemingly stunned Mendes, then the round ended and Aldo landed a jab-cross combination that sent...

Oct 26, 2014 8:59 am

Maldonado And Silva’s Memorable Reunion Atop The Cage At UFC 179

Last night Fabio Maldonado defeated Hans Stringer via TKO (Watch that HERE) in the second round to reignite the fire in the Brazilian crowd, which had started to lose steam after back to back decisions to start the main card. After his win, Maldonado did as many other fighters do to celebrate, he climbed on...

Oct 25, 2014 10:45 pm

UFC 179 Bonus Report: Aldo and Mendes Receive FOTN and Earn Extra $50K

Fight of the Night: Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes The rematch exceeded expectations and we are hoping for a third bout between the two. Mendes looked to be in the best shape of his career and his hands were impressive in the opening rounds of the fight. Aldo was quick to check any leg kick...

Oct 25, 2014 9:48 pm

UFC 179 Results: Aldo Retains Title Against Mendes in FOTN Performance

Both fighters’ striking looked fluid in the opening moments of the fight. Mendes’ hands were fast and attacked from different angles, allowing him to catch Aldo off guard several times. Aldo’s attack was just as impressive, but he was able to land the leg kicks which forced Mendes to constantly change his stance. Each fighter...

Oct 25, 2014 5:02 am

Dillashaw Blasts Aldo For Lack Of Fan Interest, Fighting Style

As Jose Aldo gears up to defend his title against Chad Mendes tomorrow night at UFC 179 in Brazil, another chapter in the feud between Team Alpha Male, and Nova Uniao was formed. Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male (TAM) was win-less against Nova Uniao until May, when Dillashaw dethroned Renan Barao from Nova Uniao. After...