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José Aldo vs. Chad Mendes

Main Event | UFC Featherweight Championship | 145 lbs

Mmaweekly large José Aldo "Junior"
Mmaweekly large Chad "Money" Mendes

Aldo
KO/TKO
Round 1

José Aldo Chad Mendes

"Junior" "Money"

20-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   11-0-0
Climbed to 21-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 11-1
-260 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +220 (Moderate Underdog)
Champion   Title   Challenger
Br Brazil   Nationality   Us United States
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Fighting out of   Sacramento, California
25 years, 4 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   26 years, 8 months, 13 days
145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   144.0 lbs (65.3 kgs)
5'7" (170cm)   Height   5'6" (168cm)
70.0" (178cm)   Reach   66.0" (168cm)
Nova União   Gym   Team Alpha Male
UFC 142
  • Bout Information
  • Date: Saturday 01.14.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mario Yamasaki
  • Venue: HSBC Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 10 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: Featherweight | 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Aldo Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Mendes Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Title on Line: UFC Featherweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Held by Aldo

Aldo vs. Mendes Wiki Update Wiki

The main event of UFC 142 featured featherweight champion Jose Aldo defending his title against challenger Chad Mendes.


The pair exchanged low kicks to begin the fight, then each landed harder ones right after. Mendes shot in for his first takedown but was off the mark and Aldo easily stepped away. Another good low kick landed from Aldo, who then delivered a nice uppercut a few moments later. Mendes attempted to counter the uppercut with a double leg shot, but Aldo defended it well. Aldo again avoided a takedown attempt after whiffing on an uppercut. Mendes landed a low kick, though they were clearly not as powerful as those from the champion. Aldo left himself exposed on his next low kick attempt, managed to stay standing, but was in a rear body lock from Mendes and was in danger of being slammed to the ground. In the final seconds of the round Aldo spun free and landed a vicious knee that sent Mendes flying onto his back. Aldo rushed forward with a right hand bomb then a final left hand that put Mendes out with 1 second remaining in the round.


Aldo proceeded to run out of the Octagon immediately after putting Mendes down, and a crazy scene ensued as the Brazilian audience enveloped him. Speaking a few minutes later to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview through his translator, Aldo commented, "I knew he was going to try and go for my legs and I knew to throw that knee, and thankfully it hit the right spot... I can only thank my team, I'm nobody without my team."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:37 PM ET
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Aldo vs. Mendes Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1444  
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Aldo
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Mendes
16%

Aldo vs. Mendes Fighter Tweets

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If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

“@LaisAndreolli: @chadmendes Hey Chad, you don't need to come to Brazil just to fight, a visit will be welcome!!! haha love you..”will do!
5 days
after
“@JohnyHendricks: @SteveTheRawMan @chadmendes lol yes they do I guess I can eat some pig until then lol”hell yea I'm goin this weekend
5 days
after
Just finished an awesome interview with bassmasters! Thanks @Sholler_UFC
5 days
after
E ai galera como vcs estao? Eu estou relaxando agora, vou jogar um game com os amigos aqui em casa agora, abraco a todos e sejam feliz! Ui.
5 days
after
“@CalebEckoles: @chadmendes there's a reason ur the only UFC fighter that I follow.There can only b1champ! Ur awesome!!”really appreciate it
5 days
after
“@ReapsVsTheWorld: @chadmendes My girlfriend wants to tell you she loves you. Compliments from @BriBruBrah”haha thanks
5 days
after
“@crazy_babe2011: Can I please get a RT @chadmendes? I really love the passion you have for fighting. Please RT”thank u
5 days
after
“@Bex_Ba_Lex: @chadmendes you should see the huntin' jacket I got from bass pro”send a pic
5 days
after
“@itisfearless: @JimmyMcGorman @ChadMendes"I may never meet u but please know ur the most beautiful creature I've ever seen n my life"thnk u
5 days
after
“@kevinsfan29: @chadmendes Can I get a R/T for my daughter (& your cousin) Tiffany Miller for her 30th birthday today?! Thanks!!”happy bday!
5 days
after
“@Biga_Marqueze: @chadmendes Why aren't there men like you here in Brazil? I'm in love...kkkk”hahaha! Thank u
5 days
after
“@seanshelby: Nashville! I see BBQ in my immediate future. http://t.co/LVXwotlj”damn! I want some Nashville BBQ!
4 days
after
“@xoxoclaud: @chadmendes it was my bday on christmas :( where was my shout out & some subway lol”happy late bday!
4 days
after
“@wordsonlyharm: @chadmendes hot!”haha thank u!
4 days
after
“@julie_nunesC: @chadmendes I also want a happy birthday Chad!”happy bday
4 days
after
“@JohnyHendricks:Trying2get ready4 nxt yr huntin season only200or so days til I can get some meat.Wish u cld hunt deer yr round”u n me both!
4 days
after
“@WendyKotch: It's still my birthday and @chadmendes usually wishes me a happy one ;(”happy bday Wendy!
4 days
after
“@crvgiovanna: @chadmendes say happy birthday to me, please :(”haha happy bday my love!
4 days
after
“@itisfearless: Why @chadmendes answer everyone, except me?? :(”what was ur question?
4 days
after
“@jbmma155: @chadmendes butt your knee. Butt butt your knee. #bam”Hahahaha!
4 days
after
Jantando com o presidente da LOTERJ,comemorando nossa vitoria !!! ui nego
4 days
after
“@BrenConlanMMA: @mstracylee @TysonGriffin I want to see a fish-off between Tyson and @chadmendes . Maybe a charity-related thing?”gr8 idea!
3 days
after
“@Sholler_UFC: @chadmendes @mark_munoz haha you know it man! You did a ton of great media last week. Bassmaster this week!”can't wait!!
3 days
after
“@dreakinard: NEVER like watching UFC until I watched @chadmendes”thanks!
3 days
after
“@MikuniTaro: @chadmendes Dang it. I wish I was there to make some Money Rolls!!! 😲😱”we will b back this week! Im cravin the money roll!!
3 days
after
“@santosdairy1: @chadmendes when you get back to the valley we got to go hunting with mike!”for sure let's go!
3 days
after
3 days
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“@lindsaymccovey: @chadmendes yumm. Whats your favorite roll from there?”the MONEY ROLL!! Haha
3 days
after
Here we go!! So pumped!! http://t.co/8hzBLEIE
3 days
after
“@sammiehenson: @chadmendes @ufc be back bigger than ever Money! Coach Henson”thanks Sammie
3 days
after
“@Aaronsjunk: @chadmendes do u feel you under-estimated Aldo's TDD?”not at all.Knew it was gd.goal Was2b relentless n I would event. Get it
3 days
after
“@DreCarson: @chadmendes four hour drive from SF?! Are you taking a Vespa???”haha! No gotta pic car up n Campbell then to Lincoln.Bout 4hrs
3 days
after
“@ThamyBarbabela: @chadmendes Congratulations for the great fight. Know that you have won many fans in Brazil!”thank u!
3 days
after
“@ricopassos1: @chadmendes U made great fight. U R so humble n able 2 become champ. Much respect 4 U.Always welcome here!”thank u!
3 days
after
Just landed in San Fran now the 4 hour drive home. Gotta get my sushi fix tonight @MikuniSushi!! Ugonna be around @MikuniTaro ??
3 days
after
“@rshields1985: @chadmendes glad to hear u caught some fish over there, did you eat em?”yea grilled em up on the boat. So good!
3 days
after
“@LeahVsRob: @chadmendes vs @titoortiz would be a sweet "fishing channel" special!”hahaha he's scared!
3 days
after
Heres the sweet boat we got to fish on http://t.co/9bRzQGxx
3 days
after
“@gingerstrong: @chadmendes Catch anything good?”yep http://t.co/VwZI4jzT
3 days
after
Mandar um abraco para toda a torcida de Manaus, estamos juntos sempre.
3 days
after
Just landed n Atlanta back on another plane to la then San Fran. Can't wait to be home to relax
3 days
after
Here is some of the fish we got on the boat in rio http://t.co/UCGWwaO0
3 days
after
Time to relax for a bit do some huntin, fishin n hangin with the fam then back at it. Thank u to all those who support me love u guys!
3 days
after
Over all I had an awesome experience in brazil. Met a lot of great new fans n friends. Even got to get a lil fishin in after the fight
3 days
after
Well it didnt end as planned but it's all good.I trained harder than I ever have4 this fight n I was prepared.Just wasnt meant 2b right now
3 days
after
Agradeco a todos pelas mensagens, pelo carinho e por acreditarem em mim, agora e relaxar e curti esse momento que foi unico.
2 days
after
Bout to head to the arena. Here we go!!! Won't have Internet but just wanna thank everyone for all the love n support u guys r awesome!!
1 hour
after
It's finally here! Today is the day I go after that belt! Thanks to all my fans for all the support!!
4 hours
before
Just finished training. It's 4:30 am here. Gettin used to fighting around that time. Weight is great n feelin good. Night everyone!
1 day
before
Bout to go eat some food with @jordanpolly184 @jbmma155 @MMAInc @UrijahFaber n Fabio feelin great!!
2 days
before
Just got on the plane to RIO! I WANT THAT BELT!! #UFCRio
5 days
before
Just landed in Atlanta! Where u at @Brian_Bowles @JeffBedardElite
5 days
before
Thru security waitin to board! @jbmma155 @MMAInc http://t.co/8ogrBYtw
5 days
before
It's finally here! Headin to the airport on my way to brazil for that strap!! #UFCRio
5 days
before
“@JosephMize: @chadmendes have a safe flight and good luck. All the hard work pays off Saturday. #ufcchamp2012”thanks Mize!
6 days
before
“@aaronsimpson: What I had, I gave. What I kept, I lost forever. Leave it all in Brazil. @chadmendes”thanks Aaron! It's time!!
6 days
before
“@MMAInc: All-American dinner before we leave for Brazil tomorrow. @chadmendes http://t.co/j2ZFdTZ2”damn that looks good!
6 days
before
Last workout in sac!! Thanks @jbmma155 @DustinAkbari @TJDillashaw http://t.co/4rsCfHWx
6 days
before
Grabbin a subway sandwich then headin to the gym to drill n grapple with @jbmma155
6 days
before
“@cRuMx7: @chadmendes can I get a RT for my birthday? Good luck in Brazil!”happy bday! Thanks
6 days
before
Got a busy day today. Gettin all my final stuff packed n ready to leave for brazil tomorrow am! It's almost time!!! #UFCRio
6 days
before
“@TheCorinneMarie: At home for a visit in Hanford & everyone has @chadmendes fever! CONGRATS!!! Looking forward to the big match!”thank u!
7 days
before
Bout to do some roadwork. Leavin for brazil Monday am!! #UFCRio
7 days
before
Heres @UrijahFaber kickin this @TeamAlphaMale banquet off! http://t.co/YBsrpm7f
8 days
before
“@MikeChandlerMMA: Great time on the lake in January...no fish, but a great time nonetheless!”what lake did u guys go to?
8 days
before
Just finished 6 rounds of boxing sparing feelin great!! Now headed to @JoeB135 house to get ready for the @TeamAlphaMale banquet! DONE!
8 days
before
Headed to the gym for boxing sparing.
8 days
before
Just got to the studio with @jordanpolly184 waiting to tape.
8 days
before
Up n headin down town to the studio for an ESPN interview. Pretty pumped!! #UFCRio
8 days
before
Just finished a Muay Thai workout w master thong then worked my ground n pound with @TJDillashaw n @UrijahFaber weight hit 150 time2grub!!!
9 days
before
“@aaronsimpson: Hey @chadmendes I think you are ready. Time to go get it! Not sure what @graymaynard is talking about.”thanks brotha!
10 days
before
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