‘UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II’ Live Results and Play-by-Play

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
October 25th, 2014

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“UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II” took place Saturday night inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo defended his throne against Chad Mendes in tonight’s featured contest. Aldo had Mendes laid out on the canvas after landing a vicious knee when they initially met nearly three years ago.

Light heavyweights Phil Davis and Glover Teixeira collided in the co-main event.

Here are the official results and play-by-play from tonight’s action:

Preliminary Card:

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Tony Martin Defeats Fabricio Camoes via Submission (Kimura) at 4:16 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Martin connects with a jab, but eats a leg kick for his troubles. Martin gets a body lock of Camoes and slamming him to the floor. Not a lot of offense from Martin. Martin sees an opening and goes for a kimura. He pulls Camoes’ arm behind him. Martin steps over the head with one leg to try and secure a better angle to finish. Camoes is trying to ride out the pain until the horn sounds. Camoes is forced to cry uncle.

Gilbert Burns Defeats Christos Giagos via Submission (Armbar) at 4:57 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Burns lands a low kick and time is called. Game on. Burns tries to gets a body lock but is pushed away. He’s able to secure a takedown on his second attempt. Giagos is active off his back. Burns maintains top position after a brief and wild scramble. Giagos trying desperately to fight free, but Burns is all over his back like a wet blanket. Burns advances to his back. Burns is going for a choke, but also has an option for an arm-triangle. Slick transition as Burns now goes for an armbar. We have our second submission victory in as many fights.

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Andre Fili Defeats Felipe Arantes via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

1stRound: Both fighters come out firing. Fast and furious action early. Fili secures a takedown in under a minute. He’s now standing over him. Fili nails him with a knee to the chest. Arantes reveres and slams Fili to the ground. He quickly advances to full-mount. Arantes laying the lumber, capped off with a sharp elbow. Fili escapes and is once again standing over him . He dives into side-control. Arantes takes another knee, but gets to his feet. Fili has blood trickling down the center of his face. They are still firing away. Arantes appears to be slowing. Fili lands a takedown to end the frame.

5thRound scores it: Fili, 10-9.

2ndRound: Arantes quickly gets a takedown and is working for full-mount. Fili springs up and takes top position. Fili landing some solid shots. After a scramble, Arantes takes the top. Fili kicks him away and it appears he struck his eye and time is called. On replay, it looks like Arantes flopped to get a break. Game on. Fili scores another takedown, though Arantes reverses. Fili wiggles free. Fili slams him to the canvas.

5thRound scores it: Fili, 10-9.

3rdRound: Fili immediately gets a takedown, but almost gets caught in a guillotine choke on the way down. Fili moves to side-control. Arantes reverses. He’s going to need a finish to pull out a win. They get to their feet. Arantes grinding him against the cage looking for a takedown. He drags Fili down. Nice elbows by Arantes. Fili goes for an armbar from off his back. Arantas escapes. Fili now plants him on his back.

5thRound scores it: Fili, 10-9, and likely wins, 30-27.

Wilson Reis Defeats Scott Jorgensen via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) at 3:28 in the 1stRound

1stRound: Jorgensen drops him with a punch and tries to pounce. Reis easily pushes him off to get to his feet. Reis lands a big kick to the midsection. Jorgensen looks like the wind was taken out of him. Reis sees he’s hurt and goes for a takedown. He efficiently moves to an arm triangle choke. It’s a wrap. Reis did a great job of getting out of Jorgensen’s full-guard to get to side control and strengthen the choke.

Yan Cabral Defeats Naoyuki Kotani via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:06 in the 2ndRound

1stRound: Cabral grazes him with a head kick. Cabral goes for a takedown, but Kotani muscles his way on top. Cabral avoids all damage and gets to his feet. Kotani slips and Cabral stands over him. Cabral now on top working for full-mount. Rabbit punches by Cabral.

5thRound scores it, Cabral, 10-9.

2ndRound: Cabral lands a solid right to move in for a body lock. He gets him down for a second, but Kotani easily gets back up. Cabral drags him to the ground and is draped on his back. They’re separated. Cabral pulls him down again and takes his back. Cabral smoothly slips in a rear-naked choke. Game over.

Neil Magny Defeats William Macario Patolino via TKO (Punches) at 2:40 in the 3rdRound

1stRound: Magny doing a good job of keeping Macario at bay with his reach advantage. Nothing significant landing for either fighter through two minutes. Macario scores with a one-two combination. Magny working his jab. Macario clocks him with a right. Macario keeps waiving Magny on, but he’s not doing anything himself. Pretty much a sparring session so far. Solid body shot by Macario. Macario tries a late takedown to win the round. Close one to score.

5thRound scores it: Macario , 10-9.

2ndRound: Solid leg kick by Magny. Macario charges forward with some haymakers. Nothing heavy landed, though. Macario connects with a left hook. Magny shoots for a takedown to no avail. Macario is swarming him as he stands over him. Magny gets a takedown and easily moves to full mount. Magny scoring with some gound-and-pound.

5thRound scores it: Magny, 10-9.

3rdRound: Magny lands two straight rights. Magny charges forward with some punches. He takes Macario down and is giving him the business. Three minutes to go. Magny no standing over him and raining shots. This could get stopped soon. And it is. Magny has now quietly won five straight scraps … all in 2014.

Main Card:

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Beneil Dariush Defeats Carlos Diego Ferreira via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

1stRound: Solid body kick to start things off by Dariush. He follows up with a head kick. Now a heavy leg kick. And another. Ferreira working hard for a takedown. Ferreira charges forward with some solid punches. Dariush answered with a right, but got the worse of that exchange. Ferreira stumbles to the mat and Dariush stands over him. Ferreira gets a hold of a leg. He eats several punches to the grill while attempting a leg lock.

5thRound scores it: Dariush, 10-9.

2ndRound: Dariush pounds away at the lead leg again. He drags Ferreira to the ground and is trying to take his back. Ferreira gets to his feet, but Dariush is draped all over his back. Dariush nails him with a head kick as they separate. Dariush continues to switch stances to keep Ferreira off balance. Another solid leg kick by Dariush. Ferreira falls to the ground again and Dariush jumps on top of him. Not the most exciting round in UFC history. Dariush is standing over him with a minute to go.

5thRound scores it: Dariush, 10-9.

3rdRound: Ferreira comes out with a flurry. Unfortunately for him, nothing devastating landed. Dariush gets another takedown. Ferreira needs to pull a rabbit out of his hat to win this one. Some ground-and-pound by Dariush, but it appears he’s content with riding out a decision win.

5thRound scores it: Dariush, 10-9, and should run the table, 30-27.

Darren Elkins Defeats Lucas Martins via Unanimous Decision (27-30, 30-27, 30-27)

1stRound: Elkins gets a brief takedown. Elkins was working hard for a single-leg, but couldn’t finish it. He lands a right on the way out. It’s clear Elkins wants to bring this to the mat, but Martins is doing a great job of thwarting them. Once again, not the most thrilling scrap the octagon has put on. Not the best way to start off a pay-per-view.

5thRound scores it: Elkins, 10-9.

2ndRound: Martins tags him with a left hand. Elkins is unfazed and goes for another takedown. Elkins pressing him against the fence. Very quiet in the arena right now, not even any boos. Elkins lands some punches while grinding him against the cage. Martins finally gets free and is unleashing strikes. He kicks Elkins in the head. Elkins clinches with him to try and recover. Elkins appears to have recovered. Solid strikes by Elkins.

5thRound scores it: Elkins, 10-9.

3rdRound: Elkins goes for another takedown, but eats a knee to the face for his efforts. Elkins is pressing him against the cage again. Martins gets free, but Elkins easily clinches him against the fence again. Three more minutes of this? Probably… Referee finally breaks them up. No matter, Elkins goes right back to pressing him against the cage. Crowd is not happy. Ref separates them again. Elkins tags him with a right hand, then clinches him against the cage.

5thRound scores it: Elkins, 10-9, and likely swept the cards, 30-27

Fabio Maldonado Defeats Hans Stringer via TKO (Strikes) at 4:06 in the 2ndRound

1stRound: Stringer gets him to the ground in less than 15 seconds. Maldonado eating some short elbows. Crowd is raining down boos. Can’t really blame them given what’s happened in the last two fights and the way this one appears to be headed. Maldonado finally wiggles free after four minutes. So much for that, he’s right back on his back. Some blood on Maldonado’s head.

5thRound scores it: Stringer, 10-9.

2ndRound: Stringer clocks him with a left and right hand to set up a clinch. He has Maldonado pressed against the cage, working for a takedown. Stringer nails him with a left. He better get him on the ground before Maldonado starts going Maldonado. Stringer listened to me. He has three minutes to work. Maldonado tosses him off and hustles to the top. Big shots on the ground by Maldonado. Stringer eating countless elbows. This could be stopped soon. Game, set, match, Maldonado.

Phil Davis Defeats Glover Teixeira via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

1stRound: Davis instantly goes for a shot and Teixeira easily stuffs it. It was telegraphed. Teixeira thwarts another one. Davis really active with his standup attack. He lands a one-two combo then follows up with a kick tot he face. Davis finally secures a takedown. He’s landing some decent punches. Teixeira works his way up, but Davis is draped all over him and drags him back down. Teixeira is eating a lot of punches, but nothing devastating.

5thRound scores it: Davis, 10-9.

2ndRound: Teixeira having trouble finding his range. Davis eats a left hook, but uses it to land a takedown. Teixeira reverses. They’re back up. Davis takes him down again. Davis punching him from behind. Davis making this look easy. Teixeira trying hard to get free and finally does. Teixeira bleeding around his right eye. Teixeira takes a finger to the eye and time is called. Game on.

5thRound scores it: Davis, 10-9.

3rdRound: Teixeira scores with a left. Davis completes a takedown. He transitions to his back. Davis kneeing him in the back. Ouch. Davis is simply smothering him. Davis probably won’t finish this, but he’s dominated Teixeira.

5thRound scores it: Davis, 10-9, and should cruise, 30-27.

Jose Aldo Defeats Chad Mendes via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) (Aldo retains UFC featherweight title)

1stRound: Marc Goddard is the third man inside the octagon. Mendes charges the center of the cage and lands a leg kick. Aldo answers with a one-two combo. And follows up with a body shot. Mendes working kicks early. Mendes briefly drops Aldo with a left hook. Aldo tags him with his first leg kick. Body shot by Aldo. Mendes eats a big body kick. Mendes lands two unanswered lefts. Another big leg kick by Aldo. Mendes’s hands look sharp. Aldo takes a finger to the eye and time is called. The doctor checks him out and gives the OK. Game on. Aldo comes out firing. He clocks him with a knee to the grill. Aldo drops him with a right and pounces. He’s giving Mendes the business on the ground and moves to full-mount. Mendes gets to his feet. Aldo lands a right, left and right that drops Mendes again. It appears as thought he last two punches were after the bell.

5thRound scores it: Aldo, 10-9.

2ndRound: Goddard doesn’t deduct a point from Aldo for the late punches. Mendes appears to have recovered, but his confidence has to be shaken. Mendes finally goes for a takedown. He kicks Aldo in the groin and time is called. Game on. Aldo lands a punch to the body. Mendes answers with a body kick. Aldo landing lightning quick jabs. Follows up with a left hook to Mende’s stomach. Aldo with another body shot. Close round.

5thRound scores it: Aldo, 10-9.

3rdRound: Aldo takes another finger to the eye and time is called. Goddard warns Mendes, will deduct a point next time. Big left hook to the nose by Mendes. Aldo counters with a body shot. Aldo unleashing thunder, but comes up empty. You get the sense that either fighter can end this at any second with one punch. Mendes staggers him with a vicious uppercut. Aldo’s hurt. Aldo responds with a right hook that wobbles Mendes. Aldo goes for the kill. Mendes gets a body lock to recover. Slams Aldo to the mat for a split second. Mendes doing some foot stomps. Another toss-up round.

5thRound scores it: Aldo, 10-9.

4thRound: Mendes hasn’t attempted many takedowns thus far. I would imagine that would change now that Aldo’s more fatigued. Aldo’s left eye is trickling blood. Uppercut by Mendes. Pace is still strong. Nothing too significant from either fighter through three minutes. Aldo with a solid right. Mendes scores with a one-two combo. Stiff left by Aldo. He follows up with a combo, and a flying knee that misses. Another tight frame.

5thRound scores it: Mendes,10-9.

5thRound: Aldo is probably winning this fight, but is face is battered. Mendes lands two unanswered hooks to the jaw. Mendes finally shoots for a double-leg and gets a takedown. Aldo gets up and pushes him away. One-two combo by Aldo. Mendes catches a knee to the chest as they stumble to the ground. Aldo was on top before letting Mendes up. Aldo rocks him with a right, but Mendes is still game. Aldo might be pulling away. Two minutes left. They end in a flurry. There were some tight rounds there. We’ll see how the judges saw it.

5thRound scores it: Aldo, 10-9, and probably retains his title, 49-46.

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