For over two years Chad Mendes has thought of one thing, the UFC Featherweight title.  For over two years Chad Mendes has thught of only one fighter, Jose Aldo.  On January 14, 2012, Mendes suffered the only loss of his career when he was knocked out by the champion Aldo.  Since then Mendes has done nothing but prove that he deserves another shot at Aldo’s title.  Mendes has reeled off five straight wins and four finishes.  On Saturday October 25, 2014, at UFC 179: Aldo vs Mendes 2, Mendes will have his chance for redemption when he finally gets another crack at Aldo. His second hot will not be any easier than his first as Aldo is currently riding a 17 fight win streak and is looking to make his 7th title defense. And if that is not enought, Mendes will again be fighting Aldo in Brasil.  Need I remind you of Aldo running out of the octagon and in to the crowd to celberate with his Brazilian bretheran following his knock out victory in their first fight.

If Mendes is going to get his revenge and prove that he is the best featherweight on the planet he is going to have to be able to get Aldo on his back.  Mendes will need to use his evolved striking to set close the distance and help set up his takedowns.  If Mendes cn get this fight to the feet then he has a good chance of bringing team Alpha Male their second championship belt.  However if he can not get thfight to the ground and is forced to stand with Aldo then he will probably going back to team Alpha Male with his second defeat.

Above you can watch Mendes show off his improved striking as he TKO’s Clay Guida (Video provided by the UFC)

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Josh Davis is the owner and President of The MMA Corner, LLC. He has been a fan of mixed martial arts since seeing UFC 1 in his hometown. In addition to his The MMA Corner responsibilities, Josh is the editor of Scrapp! Fight Magazine. Josh has also written for MMA Unleashed and MMA Sports magazines. Josh also manages some of Colorado's best up and coming fighters and is dedicated to the positive promotion of the sport.