UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo put on another highlight-reel worthy performance last night in his home country of Brazil, repelling dangerous challenger Chad Mendes with a brutal first round knockout.
Aldo reminded everyone why he’s considered to be a top three pound-for-pounder, as he thwarted Mendes’ world-class wrestling at every turn and shut down his striking by working his own lethal stand up game. In the end, it was a beautifully-timed, rapidly-fired knee that caught Mendes and knocked him out. The follow up ground punches were just for good measure.
You can check out full highlights of Aldo’s victory over Mendes – which went down at UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro – below, courtesy ESPN: