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Dana White: Jose Aldo-Chad Mendes Rematch Set For Brazil

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UFC president Dana White announced during the UFC on FOX 12 post-fight press conference that plans are in place for the rematch between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes to take place this October from Brazil.

Aldo, the featherweight champion, was injured last month, forcing the postponement of his fight with Mendes in August. The UFC decided to cancel the entire planned pay-per-view after the injury.

In 2012, Aldo (24-1) scored a first round knockout victory when he caught Mendes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has defeated Frankie Edgar, Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas since.

Mendes (16-1) is on a five-fight win streak since the loss to Aldo, stopping Clay Guida, Darren Elkins, Yaotzin Meza and Cody McKenzie, while scoring a decision over Nik Lentz last December.

UFC 179 is set for October 25 from Rio and that would likely be the place for the Aldo-Mendes fight. The original bout was scheduled for August 2 in Los Angeles.