Aldo KO's Mendes in spectacular fashion with :01 second left of 1st


Jose Aldo is still the featherweight champion of the UFC.

Aldo, fighting back home in Brazil for the first time since signing with Zuffa, defeated Chad Mendes by first-round knockout at UFC 142, defending his featherweight title and showing once again that he's among the most lethal strikers in mixed martial arts, in any weight class.

It was a huge left knee to Mendes' face that knocked Mendes flat on his back, and Aldo then pounced with a couple of punches on the ground before referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the fight at the 4 minute, 59 second mark of the first round -- just one second remained in the round.

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Title Fight Chad "Money" Mendes Vs. Jose "Junior" Aldo
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5) - Fight was for the Featherweight Title
Name Chad Mendes <a href=Chad Mendes" />
Height 5′ 5″ (165.1 cm)
Weight 145 (65.77 kg)
Record 11-0-0
Team Team Alpha Male
Name Jose Aldo <a href=Jose Aldo" />
Height 5′ 7″ (170.18 cm)
Weight 145 (65.77 kg)
Record 19-1-0
Team Nova Uniao
Jose Aldo defeated Chad Mendes via Knockout (Knee, Punches) - Round 1, 4:49

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kelby site profile image  

1/15/12 5:59 PM by kelby

no, i am not a wrestler. wish i was though. no wrestling or anything where i come from. just a mma fan.

jsize03 site profile image  

1/15/12 3:45 PM by jsize03

Funny coming from a guy called LilRoyNelson

YDJ site profile image  

1/15/12 1:50 PM by YDJ

Chad, is that you?

feds2000 site profile image  

1/15/12 1:44 PM by feds2000

not one decision on MC only a few on prelimslol and what kinda person wants to see Chad Mendes fight anymore than 5minutes, the ONLY reason i watch a Chad Mendes fight is when he is gonna get smashed Chad "Ciggi Break" MendesBRAVO

feds2000 site profile image  

1/15/12 1:42 PM by feds2000

bahahahah mate it was probably the best card ina very long time, awesome night, even the thought of u thinkin a fight doesnt matter cos some guy is overweight, that fight was INTENSE, a fukin war, well worth the PPV, as any UFC in brazil is.

Gokudamus stole my name site profile image  

1/15/12 12:59 PM by Gokudamus stole my name

Aldo could have also tripped and fell KOing himself on the way.

kevsh site profile image  

1/15/12 12:54 PM by kevsh

Kind of glad I didn't buy this PPV, the main card had something like 15 minutes of actual fighting, the co-main was marred by Johnson's inability to make weight (so the contest was in many ways meaningless) plus a few controversial finishes. Good for Aldo and Vitor though, they both reasserted their "Beast" status.

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1/15/12 12:13 PM by gorillagrappling

I'm not saying it would have neded differently, BUT!!! You can't say it would have ended the same had Aldo not grabbed the fence. For allw e know, Aldo could have been supp'd and KO from the fall. Mendes could have ended up with his back and beaten him. You never know what "woulda" happened. I think it's pretty unfair to any fighter to say that he would have still lost had the other guy not cheated. At the end of the day, grabbing the fence to avoid a takedown is cheating. I guess you can boast that Aldo stuffed Mendes's takedown attempts as long as you acknowledge his having cheated to avoid Mendes's most likely attempt.

A Flock Of Seagals site profile image  

1/15/12 12:13 PM by A Flock Of Seagals

Force their will sounds so gay.... well it is wrestling....

Dan Diaz site profile image  

1/15/12 12:06 PM by Dan Diaz

 aldo is from another city and the flag was for their soccer club. aldo and anderson are both sponsored by soccer clubs. but the city where the fight was is a different club. the flag was for his team and the locals are crazy when it comes to soccer so when he held up the oposing teams frag the crowd went on autopilot and started to boo. so crazy but no different than chael holding up a portland trailblazers flag in l.a. at staples center after a win lol.