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UFC 179: Jose Aldo Keeps Belt After Slugfest With Chad Mendes

UFC 179: Jose Aldo Keeps Belt After Slugfest With Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes may have dropped Jose Aldo, and rocked him a couple of times, but the featherweight champ still did enough to retain the title at UFC 179.

Aldo and Mendes threw down in what was an instant, five round classic, and both men landed brutal shots throughout the fight. Aldo also sent the challenger reeling to the canvas on more than one occasion, and outscored Mendes for the unanimous decision win.

You can read the play-by-play for the title fight and the main card by heading here. The prelim recaps can be found here.

Here are the results from the event, which was hosted by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

UFC 179

Jose Aldo def. Chad Mendes via unanimous decision (49-46 x 3)

Phil Davis def. Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (30-27X3)

Fabio Maldonado def. Hans Stringer via TKO (punches) R2, 4:06

Darren Elkins def. Lucas Martins via split decision (27-30, 30-27, 30-27)

Beneil Dariush def. Diego Ferreira via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)

Neil Magny def. William Macario via TKO (strikes) R3, 2:40

Yan Cabral def. Naoyuki Kotani via Submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 3:06

Wilson Reis def. Scott Jorgensen via Submission (arm-triangle-choke) R1, 3:28

Andre Fili def. Felipe Arantes via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x 3)

Gilbert Burns def. Christos Giagos def. Submission (armbar) R1, 4:57

Tony Martin def. Fabricio Camoes via Submisssion (kimura) R1, 4:16

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