Jose Aldo, left, and Chad Mendes at the UFC 142...

Jose Aldo, left, and Chad Mendes at the UFC 142 weigh-ins in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jan. 13, 2012. Credit: AP

The first time UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo fought Chad Mendes, it ended in a knockout. Aldo delivered a crushing knee to Mendes' head that stopped the bout with a few seconds left in the first round.

Since that January 2012 night in Brazil, Mendes (16-1) has won five straight, including four finishes. Aldo (24-1) hasn't lost since 2005.

Aldo defends his title against Mendes in the main event of UFC 179 at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, Oct. 25. Here's the fight card.

Main card on PPV, 10 p.m. ET

Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes (featherweight championship)

Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis

Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer

Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins

Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush

Prelims on Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m.

William "Patolino" Macario vs. Neil Magny

Yan Cabral vs. Naoyuki Kotani

Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis

Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili

Early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, 7 p.m.

Gilbert Burns vs. Christos Giagos

Fabricio Camoes vs. Tony Martin

More MMA


Unlimited Digital AccessOnly 25¢for 5 months