UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo (TJ De Santis/Sherdog)Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes II Slated for UFC 176 in Los Angeles The MMA Corner Staff May 5, 2014 News, Spotlight The UFC is headed back to Los Angeles. The promotion has announced that it will return to the Staples Center on Aug. 2 and feature a featherweight championship rematch between current champion Jose Aldo and No. 1 contender Chad Mendes. The UFC last visited the venue in August of 2012 for UFC on Fox 4. Aldo enters the contest riding a gaudy, 17-fight winning streak that spans eight years. The Brazilian has never tasted defeat inside the Octagon and has now defended his UFC crown six times. He was last in action in February at UFC 169 where he cruised to a unanimous decision win over Ricardo Lamas. Aldo previously face Mendes at UFC 142 in early 2012 in his native Brazil. He knocked out Mendes in the waning seconds of the opening round with a knee. Mendes, meanwhile, will be seeking redemption. The loss to Aldo was the first and only defeat on his record. Since that time, he’s reeled off five straight wins, including four by way of knockout. Along the way, Mendes became the first man to finish the ultra-durable Clay Guida with strikes. The Team Alpha Male fighter most recently defeated Nik Lentz via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 9 in December of last year. UFC 176 will air live on pay-per-view. The night’s preliminary card is expected to be split between a televised broadcast on Fox Sports 1 and a streamed portion on the promotion’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass. More bouts for the event will be revealed in the coming months.