On Sunday evening, it was announced reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo (pictured) will defend his crown against Chad Mendes for the second time when they meet at UFC 176.
The August 2 event takes place inside Staples Center in California, home of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers.
Aldo will be riding a 17-fight winning streak into the rematch, a torrid run the Brazilian ignited in May 2006 en route to becoming the UFC’s most decorated 145-pound champion. “Scarface” most recently posted a unanimous decision victory over Ricardo Lamas in February.
Mendes has rattled off five straight wins, with his most recent coming over Nik Lentz in December. “Money’s” last defeat came in highlight reel fashion when he blocked Aldo’s knee with his face at UFC 142 in January 2012.
No other bouts have been confirmed for the lineup.