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Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya Booked for UFC 133 Fight Card

Chad MendesWith featherweight champ Jose Aldo sidelined until September, top contender Chad Mendes will remain on the UFC 133 fight card and take on Rani Yahya at the August 6 event in Philadelphia, the UFC announced Tuesday.

Mendes (10-0) topped Michihiro Omigawa in February following four WEC wins to earn a shot at the 145-pound title, while Yahya (16-6) topped former champ Mike Brown in January after back-to-back losses.

UFC 133 is headlined by light heavyweight contenders Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis and also features Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama, Rich Franklin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara.

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