Chad “Money” Mendes will now get a chance to redeem himself, as he has once again been scheduled to take on Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Title. The bout is set to go down on Aug. 2nd, at the Staples Center in Los Angles, California atop the UFC 176 pay per view card.
Lance Pugmire of the LA Times broke the story earlier today.
Aldo (24-1), also known as “Scarface,” was the WEC’s 145 lbs. kingpin before the promotion was absorbed and the division brought into the UFC. Now, the only man to ever defend the featherweight strap in the Octagon is one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world. Last seen cruising to a unanimous decision victory over Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169, the leading light of Nova Uniao fight team will be looking to make history repeat itself in his rematch with Mendes. Will he be able to get his 18th consecutive win and 9th successful title defense?
“Money” Mendes (16-1) rebounded strong after suffering the only defeat of his career in his first shot at Aldo and the featherweight crown. His current 5 fight winning streak began with a starching of Cody Mackenzie at UFC 148, and last saw him take a dominant decision over Nik Lentz at UFC on FOX 9. With powerhouse wrestling and evolving striking, Chad Mendes is hoping to finally get his hands on the gold. Will a second chance make all the difference?
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