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Three Fights Added To UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II
Next month’s UFC 179 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Rio De Janeiro is filling up quickly.
Headlined by a featherweight title fight, UFC 179 takes place next month (Oct. 25, 2014) from the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The main event features a highly anticipated rematch as 145-pound champion Jose Aldo and Team Alpha Male’s Chad Mendes are set to lock horns.
The event’s main card is set to be aired on pay-per-view (PPV) following the preliminary match-ups which are available to watch on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili, William Macario vs. Neil Magny and Fabricio Camoes vs. Josh Shockley are now all booked to fight at the event UFC officials revealed late Wednesday night.
Arantes makes his return to the Octagon following a solid unanimous decision win over Maximo Blanco in February at UFC Fight Night 36. The event will mark the seventh time the Brazilian has fought in his home country out of seven fights in the UFC and it will be his third trip to Rio De Janeiro with the promotion.
The 26-year old has a stiff test ahead of him in Fili who has proven himself to be an elite competitor in the featherweight division in just two fights in the UFC. “Touchy” made his promotional debut back in October last year where he scored an impressive TKO win over Jeremy Larson. The 24-year old then took on Max Holloway at UFC 172 where he was finished in the fourth round after a highly-entertaining, back-and-forth contest.
The Ultimate Fighter 16 contestant Magny will make a quick return to the Octagon following his upset over Alex Garcia in August. The bout will be the 27-year old’s fifth fight so far this year and he has his sights set on trying to have six.
Magny vs. Macario was previously scheduled to take place at UFN 40 in May but Macario was replaced by Tim Means when he pulled out of the contest for undisclosed reasons. The match will be “Patolino’s” first this year, he last fought in December taking a decision win over Bobby Voelker.
Camoes will look to avoid going 0-3 in his last three fights at the event after consecutive losses to Jim Miller and Melvin Guillard. While Stockley will be hoping to secure his first win inside the Octagon after his unsuccessful debut against Jason Saggo at UFC 174
With the additions, UFC 179 now looks as followed:
Champ Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes – for featherweight title
Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis
Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili
William Macario vs. Neil Magny
Fabricio Camoes vs. Josh Shockley