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In the championship bout Jose Aldo defended his featherweight belt against Chad Mendes in his home country of Brazil. The fight showcased why Jose Aldo is the most dominant fighter ever at the weight class. Brent Brookhouse provided play by play for UFC 142 tonight Here is how he called the fight live:
UFC Featherweight Championship: Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes - Round 1 - They touch gloves and here they go. Both men moving a lot and feeling out distance. Leg kick by Mendes lands solid, Aldo with a much better one in return. Mendes is still trying to throw leg kicks with him and Aldo is getting the better of those exchanes. Mendes shoots and Aldo defends very well. Aldo is stalking and trying to get the distance figured out. Huge leg kick by Aldo again. Uppercut by Mendes misses by a mile. Big body shot by Aldo and Mendes shoots and can not finish the takedown. Aldo with a kick, Mendes shoots, gets deep on the single leg but Aldo keeps upright. Phenomenal takedown defense so far. Leg kick by Mendes lands. Aldo with a knee, Mendes with a takedown attempt and this time manages to lock around Aldo's waist. Aldo grabs the fence to prevent the takedown. Mendes tries for the takedown and Aldo bounces back up. Mendes still trying for the takedown, he can't get it. Aldo spins, lands a huge knee and Mendes drops. Punches and Mendes is out! Aldo runs from the ring into the crowd and is being mobbed by fans! Jose Aldo wins by knockout (knee and punches), 4:59 of Round 1.