On April 4th, Chad Mendes will look to begin the road back to another title shot, when he takes on Ricardo Lamas at UFC Fight Night 63. The bout will mark the first time Mendes has fought since October, when he was decisioned by featherweight champ Jose Aldo, in what was one of the year’s best title fights.
Mendes had locked up a second opportunity to end the storied reign of Aldo, by winning five straight fights and recording stoppages in four of them. One of those finishes took place against the rugged Clay Guida in August, 2013, which the UFC has posted in advance of Mendes-Lamas.
You can watch the bout below, which at the time, was Mendes’ fourth fight following his KO loss to Aldo in January, 2013.
UFC FN 63 will be hosted by the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Lamas, meanwhile, is coming off wins over Hacran Dias and Dennis Bermudez since he was decisioned by Aldo last February.