Former UFC featherweight No. 1 contender Chad Mendes will look to move closer to another title shot when he takes on Hacran Dias later this year. MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that the bout will take place December 14 at UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson.
Mendes (21-1) was defeated by UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo – a teammate with Dias – earlier this year, but rebounded by finishing Cody McKenzie.
Dias (21-1-1) earned a decision victory in his UFC debut this past June, topping Yuri Alcantara. He trains with Aldo at Nova Uniao in Brazil.