Best UFC fights to take place in Rio de Janeiro | UFC Battle Pass

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Best UFC fights to take place in Rio de Janeiro |  UFC Battle Pass


The first fight between José Aldo and Chad Mendes resulted in one of Aldo’s best highlights, as “The King of Rio” connected with a brilliant knee in the final second of the first round that knocked Mendes out , prompting him to clash with the Brazilian crowd. . This sent the entire arena into a frenzy.

Aldo and Mendes faced off years later at UFC 179 and delivered one of the best featherweight title fights we’ve ever seen. It was a competitive 25 minutes, with both fighters having big moments, but even though the fight was close, Aldo shined. Aldo was only beaten once by Mendes and he landed 102 significant strikes in the fight (the second highest total of his career) en route to a unanimous decision victory. The victory marked Aldo’s seventh UFC featherweight title defense and was a landmark moment in his Hall of Fame career.

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