Following a brief hiatus, it’s once again fight week for the octagon. “UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II” goes down this Saturday night inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A rematch between reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes headlines the festivities. The last time they collided, also in Aldo’s homeland of Brazil, Mendes found himself napping on the canvas after eating a vicious knee.
Mendes is convinced he’s evolved into the better fighter since their initial encounter nearly three years ago.
We shall see…
UFC Fight Pass kicks things off by streaming the first two bouts live at 7PM ET/4PM PT. Fox Sports 1 airs the remaining four prelims at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
The pay-per-view broadcast starts immediately after at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
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)