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It was a spectacular set of fights this evening, as the senior circuit took to the network airwaves with UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown.
Truly, it was a great night of fights for fans and the top of the card, Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brow, most certainly paid off, with its back-and-forth, Robbie Lawler, unanimous decision victory.
At this evening’s post-fight press conference from the SAP Center in San Jose, California, UFC President Dana White let it slip upon exit from the night’s presser, that the much anticipated featherweight rematch between class champion Jose Aldo and No. 1 ranked Chad Mendes, will transpire in Brazil, this coming October (2014; Aldo vs. Mendes II.
Aldo and Mendes first paired off in January of 2012, as the duo did battle at UFC 142 in Aldo’s home nation of Brazil. Scoring a first round KO victory, Aldo successfully defended his 145-pound title for the third time, as he laid Mendes out by way of a show-stopping 4:59, championship, walk-off knee to the head, victory.
Since his championship title challenge loss, “Money” Mendes has gone on a five fight winning streak, one that has seen him stop four of his last five ensuing opponents by way of T/KO stoppage.
The duo were originally set for rematch in August of this year (2014), however, Aldo scratched from the UFC 176 bout in July, as a result of an injury.