Archive: Chad Mendes

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...

Oct 24, 2014 6:25 pm

McGregor: ‘Siver Fight Just To Stay Sharp And Get Rich’

It was announced earlier today that Conor McGregor would be fighting Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59 in January as the main event in Boston. McGregor did a Q&A before the UFC 179 weigh-ins with the hostile Brazilian crowd, who even chanted death threats at McGregor, but the Notorious one was unwavering. His words:...

Oct 24, 2014 5:02 pm

Mendes: ‘I’m going to whoop McGregor’s A** Next’

The feud between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes has continued to evolve. Earlier this week when face to face on a video chat, Mendes asked McGregor if he knew what wrestling is, to which McGregor replied “I can rest my balls on your forehead” (Watch the exchange HERE). When asked at the UFC 179 media...

Oct 24, 2014 3:37 pm

UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes Open Workout Highlights

UFC 179 takes place tomorrow night, and leading up to the event, the champion Jose Aldo, and challenger Chad Mendes took part in an open workout for media members, and fans. Shoutout to MMAFighting for the video of the workout!

Oct 24, 2014 1:51 pm

PHOTOS | Staredowns From UFC 179 Weigh-Ins

Earlier today the weigh-ins for UFC 179 went down. We have the staredown pictures from the event for the main card! Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis (co-main event) Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush

Oct 24, 2014 1:32 pm

UFC 179 Weigh-In Results: 3 Fighters Miss Weight

Earlier today the UFC held weigh-ins for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II. While main event fighters Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes made weight, several others came in heavy including Fabricio Camoes and Tony Martin who will now meet in a catchweight bout, and Scott Jorgensen who was fined 20% of his purse. Below are...

Oct 24, 2014 12:14 pm

‘I’m attacking Mendes Like A Runaway Truck’

Leading up to their UFC 179 rematch tomorrow night, Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes have taken verbal shots at one another, and even not so verbal sometimes (See that HERE). Aldo spoke in a recent interview about what it’s like defending his featherweight strap in Brazil once again, and whether or not he’ll jump into...

Oct 21, 2014 6:02 pm

Jose Aldo: Mendes striking has not evolved

UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo knows very well that the man he fights this weekend for a second time, Chad Mendes, has won four of his past five contests via knockout or TKO. But those statistics haven’t made Aldo a believer in “Money’s” striking skills, as he told Combate (via Bloody Elbow) in a recent...

Oct 21, 2014 4:09 pm

Conor McGregor would rather keep busy than wait for a title shot

Conor McGregor (16-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is coming off a first-round knockout victory over Dustin Poirier at September’s UFC 178 event in Las Vegas. Following his win over “The Diamond”, the brash young Irishman proclaimed himself the divisions number one contender, a notion that UFC president Dana White seems to agree with. McGregor will be...

Oct 20, 2014 11:20 am

PHOTO | Fan-Made Aldo vs. McGregor Fight Poster

UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II is set to go down this Saturday in Brazil. However, as always, fans can’t get enough of Conor McGregor. After ‘Notorious’ TKO’d Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 last month, many began calling for a matchup between McGregor and the winner of Aldo vs. Mendes, prompting fans to create promo...

Oct 20, 2014 9:54 am

Countdown To UFC 179: Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis

Get ready for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II this Saturday by catching up on ‘Countdown to UFC 179′ from yesterday afternoon on Fox Sports 1. Below is the Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis segment from the episode.

Oct 19, 2014 3:32 pm

Royce Gracie Believes Brazilian Fighters Lack Strategy

With UFC 179 coming up this Saturday, Jose Aldo stands alone as the only Brazilian fighter to currently hold a UFC championship. After Anderson Silva lost the middleweight title in 2013, and Renan Barao lost the bantamweight title earlier this year, it was quickly noted that 8 of 9 UFC champions are Americans. Royce Gracie...

Oct 19, 2014 3:01 pm

PHOTO | Chad Mendes Bloodies Training Partner Ahead Of UFC 179

UFC featherweight #1 contender Chad Mendes is gearing up for his UFC 179 rematch with Jose Aldo this Saturday. The week of the bout, most fighters would take it easy so as not to get injured, and focus solely on cutting weight, however it appears ‘Money’ is not one of those fighters. Team Alpha Male...

Oct 19, 2014 2:54 pm

QUICK TWITT: McGregor Heading To Brazil To “Boost Ticket Sales For UFC 179”

Conor McGregor has been stating for some time that he would be attending UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II in Brazil, and would even place banana peels around the ring, many laughed the statements off. McGregor is going through with his decision however, and will be attending UFC 179 this Saturday, no doubt keeping a...

Oct 19, 2014 9:40 am

Countdown To UFC 179 Aldo vs. Mendes II Debuts Tonight On FS1

To get fight fans ready for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II, the UFC will be running ‘Countdown To UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2’ on Fox Sports 1 tonight at 3 p.m. CT. The card will be headlined by a highly anticipated matchup between longtime UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, and Chad Mendes, who...

Oct 16, 2014 4:26 pm

“If The UFC Is Smart” They Won’t Make McGregor Fight Mendes

“If the UFC is smart, if Dana [White] is smart, they will not put him in with a guy like me. There are multiple guys that will beat this guy in the division. I think I would kill him. All of these guys that are strong wrestlers that can take a punch and keep coming...

Oct 16, 2014 1:16 pm

Mendes: ‘I believe I can finish Jose Aldo’

“I think I’ve caught up and passed him up. I truly believe this is my time. We’ve seen his reign for a while, but I’ve studied him, I’ve fought him. I truly believe it’s my turn.” “I truly believe that I can (finish him). I know I hit hard. I’m fast and I’m powerful. If...