UFC 179

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UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2
UFC 179 event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateOctober 25, 2014 (2014-10-25)
VenueGinásio do Maracanãzinho
CityRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping

UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 was a mixed martial arts event held on October 25, 2014, at Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[3]


The event was headlined by a Featherweight Championship rematch between the current champion José Aldo, and top contender Chad Mendes.[4][5] Their first fight at UFC 142, also contested in Rio de Janeiro, ended in a first round knockout victory in favor of Aldo.[6]

The headliner was originally scheduled to take place on August 2, 2014 at UFC 176.[7] However, on July 2, Aldo pulled out of the fight citing a neck injury suffered during training.[8] Subsequent to Aldo's injury, that event was postponed on July 8, when the UFC announced they were unable to replace the original main event fight and with less than a month before the event, the decision was made to postpone the event – though the promotion said the numbering scheme for already scheduled pay-per-views after it, including UFC 177 in Sacramento on August 30, would remain in consecutive order. That entire fight card was re-booked for other events.[9]

Jeremy Stephens was linked to a possible bout with Lucas Martins at the event.[10] However, Stephens' manager indicated shortly after the fight announcement was leaked that they had no intention of taking the fight.[11] Martins faced Darren Elkins instead.[12]

Fabrício Camões was originally scheduled to face Josh Shockley at the event. However, Shockley was removed from the bout citing injury and was replaced by Tony Martin.[13]

Alan Patrick was expected to face Beneil Dariush at this event. However, Patrick was forced to pull out due to a broken jaw he received during training.[14] Dariush instead faced Carlos Diego Ferreira.[15]

During weigh ins, three fighters missed weight: Scott Jorgensen (128 lb), Fabrício Camões (158 lb) and Tony Martin (157 lb). None of the three were able to make weight later, therefore all fights were changed to catchweight. Jorgensen was fined 20% of his purse, while Camões and Martin, who were involved in the same fight, weren't issued a fine.[16]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight José Aldo (c) def. Chad Mendes Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00 [a]
Light Heavyweight Phil Davis def. Glover Teixeira Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Fábio Maldonado def. Hans Stringer TKO (punches) 2 4:06
Featherweight Darren Elkins def. Lucas Martins Decision (split) (27–30, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Beneil Dariush def. Carlos Diego Ferreira Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Welterweight Neil Magny def. William Macário TKO (punches) 3 2:40
Lightweight Yan Cabral def. Naoyuki Kotani Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:06
Catchweight (128 lb) Wilson Reis def. Scott Jorgensen Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 3:28
Featherweight Andre Fili def. Felipe Arantes Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Gilbert Burns def. Christos Giagos Submission (armbar) 1 4:57
Catchweight (158 lb) Tony Martin def. Fabrício Camões Submission (kimura) 1 4:16


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[18]

  • Fight of the Night: José Aldo vs. Chad Mendes
  • Performance of the Night: Fábio Maldonado and Gilbert Burns

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UFC 179 draws reported 11,415 attendance". MMAjunkie.com. October 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Pay-per-view". mmapayout.com. October 25, 2014.
  3. ^ Brett Okamoto (2014-07-27). "Aldo-Mendes rematch set for Rio". espn.go.com. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  4. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2014-07-27). "Aldo-Mendes 2 heads to Rio". ufc.com. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  5. ^ Staff (2014-09-30). "UFC 179 main card set, including Maldonado-Stringer, Elkins-Martins, Dariush-Ferreira". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  6. ^ Staff (2012-01-15). "UFC 142 results: Champ Jose Aldo levels Chad Mendes with first-round knee, punches". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
  7. ^ Jesse Holland (2014-05-04). "Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2 booked for UFC 176 on Aug. 2 in Los Angeles". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  8. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-06-02). "Jose Aldo injured, out of UFC 176". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  9. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-07-08). "UFC postpones UFC 176 pay-per-view set for Aug. 2 in Los Angeles". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  10. ^ Ivan Raupp (2014-09-03). "UFC agenda luta entre Lucas Mineiro e Jeremy Stephens para card no Rio (Brazilian Portuguese)". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  11. ^ Hunter Homistek (2014-09-03). "Jeremy Stephens' Agent Denies Stephens Will Fight Lucas Martins at UFC 179". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  12. ^ Staff (2014-09-09). "Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins slated for UFC 179 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
  13. ^ Staff (2014-09-24). "Fabrício Camões tem novo adversário para o UFC 179 (Brazilian Portuguese)". ufc.com.br. Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  14. ^ Staff (2014-09-29). "Report: Alan Patrick out of UFC 179 bout vs. Beneil Dariush with broken jaw". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
  15. ^ Staff (2014-09-30). "Diego Ferreira replaces Alan Patrick at UFC 179 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-09-30.
  16. ^ Staff (2014-10-24). "UFC 179 weigh-in results: Jose Aldo (145), Chad Mendes (145) on mark". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
  17. ^ "UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2014-07-31.
  18. ^ Staff (2014-10-26). "UFC 179 bonuses: Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Fabio Maldonado, Gilbert Burns win $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-10-26.