Coming off a dominant win over Michihiro Omigawa at UFC 126, Team Alpha Male fighter Chad Mendes has been rewarded with a new four fight deal with the UFC.
Mendes’ manager Mike Roberts of MMA Inc. confirmed the new contract with MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.
“Chad’s excited to continue his career with the UFC, and he’s looking forward to fighting for the title in 2011,” Roberts told MMAWeekly.
At 10-0, Mendes has become one of the top featherweights in the world and recently vaulted to the No. 2 spot at 145lbs in the MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings.
After defeating Omigawa at UFC 126, Mendes is now widely considered the top contender in the featherweight division, but it’s likely he’ll remain active instead of waiting for the winner of the upcoming title fight between champion Jose Aldo and Mark Hominick.
Mendes will also be featured in an interview with MMAWeekly Radio on Thursday night to talk about his win over Omigawa and his future with the UFC featherweight division.