UFC 142 Rio Play-by-Play: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes

January 9, 2012
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Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes

Round 1:  They touch gloves and the title bout is underway.  Mendes lands a leg kick, and another.  Aldo lands a leg kick and Mendes shoots for a takedown.  Aldo defends it.  If Mendes can’t get the fight to the ground, it’s going to be a long night, or a short one. Aldo with another leg kick.  Mendes lands a kick to the groin but Aldo says he’s fine to continue.  Aldo lands more leg kicks.  So far, that’s the tone of the fight.  Mendes lands a jab and a leg kick of his own.  He shoots for a takedown and again Aldo shakes it off.  Mendes ties him up and secures a takedown.  Aldo gets back to his feet but Mendes has his back standing.  He works for a takedown and Aldo grabs the fence.  The referee warns him.  Aldo breaks free and lands a knee that puts Mendes down.  He swoops in landing a solid right hand rendering the challenger unconscious.  The fight is over.  Jose Aldo retains his title.

The official time of the knockout was 4:59 of the first round.


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