If you can believe it, there is no UFC event this week. As a matter of fact, the octagon will actually be taking a brief hiatus for two straight Saturdays!
Don’t fret, because when the MMA promotion returns on October 25, it will be doing so with a vengeance.
A bitter rematch between reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes headlines UFC 179. Aldo knocked “Money” unconscious with a knee to the grill in their initial encounter.
A pivotal light heavyweight shootout with Phil Davis and Glover Teixeira serves as the co-main event.
Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the festivities.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
(UFC Fight Pass 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Fabricio Camoes vs. Tony Martin
Gilbert Burns vs. Christos Giagos
Fox Sports 1 (8PM ET/5PM PT)
Andre Fili vs. Felipe Arantes
Wilson Reis vs. Scott Jorgensen
Yan Cabral vs. Naoyuki Kotani
William Macario vs. Neil Magny
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Beneil Dariush vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins
Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer
Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
Chad Mendes vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)