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UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II (The Complete Guide)

UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II (The Complete Guide)

Posted by Laura Zúñiga on October 20, 2014

The UFC is back!

After a plethora of fight cards throughout 2014 the UFC gave everyone a few weeks break from action. Now an 11-fight slate brings back MMA action. UFC 179 takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The main event is a rematch between Chad "Money" Mendes and Jose Aldo. The two originally battled in Brazil at UFC 142 in 2012. More than two years later Mendes has earned another crack at the championship. Mendes' first bid ended in the first round after Aldo broke free and turned to unleash a brutal knee to Mendes' face.

Outside of the main event there are plenty of quality fights that should satisfy the fan's desire for finishes.

This is your complete guide to UFC 179. We will take a look at each and every fight on the card, tell you where you can watch it, and even throw in some predictions for you as well. Without further delay, let's walk through the UFC 179 fight card.

Fabricio Camoes vs. Tony Martin

Division: Lightweight

Records: Fabricio Camoes (14-8-1), Tony Martin (8-2)

See it on: UFC Fight Pass (subscription required)

Camoes earned his way back into the UFC with back-to-back wins over Steve Lopez and Efrain Edscudero in 2011, but his return hasn't been fantastic. He is 1-2 since returning to the UFC, and has an 1-3-1 overall UFC record.

Martin hasn't fared any better. His 8-0 undefeated record earned him a UFC contract, but he has been defeated in each of his two UFC bouts. He comes in short notice to take on Camoes at UFC 179.

Both fighters may be fighting for their UFC careers in this fight.

Martin has the talent to win the fight, but Camoes is an underrated fighter in the division. He isn't championship material, but he is well-rounded and tough. He has fought better competition than Martin, and that experience against a tougher slate will be the difference.

Prediction: Camoes, unanimous decision

 

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