UFC 179 Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes Prediction – This event takes place on October 25th, 2014 at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ultimate Fighting Championship 179 features a main event fight between Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes.
UFC 179 Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes Prediction
My prediction for this fight is the underdog Mendes. I like Aldo and he has destroyed the entire weight division, but I think Team Alpha Male might have cracked his camp’s puzzle. A lot of weird stuff seems to be happening with Barrao and Aldo. You never know if Aldo is going to actually fight, as he always seems hurt or something crazy happens to him that prevents him from fighting.
Don’t get me wrong, Aldo’s style is amazing. I think McGregor made a good point about Aldo recently, in that he is just maintaining and not progressing as a fighter. Mendes and Team Alpha Male seem to be finding their groove.
We know Aldo gasses in the later rounds. The big question is, can Mendes not get knocked out before the later rounds and can he avoid Aldo’s leg kicks. Mendes has been active and looking great. His punching is spot on, his gas tank never fails and he has found his knockout power.
I have a feeling this fight will be much different than their first matchup. Mendes is much improved. Let’s be very clear, Aldo knocked Mendes out in the their first fight. It happened quick in the first round, which left a lot of unanswered questions. It wasn’t luck, even though there is controversy surrounding Aldo holding the fence. Which ultimately helped him stop Mendes’ takedown and lead to the knee-to-the-face K.O. finish.
This should be interesting to say the least. Team Alpha Male has choked hard in past title fights against Nova União, until recently when TJ dethroned Barrao. This fight will be in Brazil, so that should play into Aldo’s favor.
What do you think about this Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes prediction?