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UFC 142 Live Blog: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes Updates

Jose Aldo faces Chad Mendes at UFC 142 in Brazil.This is the UFC 142 live blog for Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes, the main event of tonight's UFC pay-per-view from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Aldo (20-1) aims to make his third successful UFC featherweight title defense, having already defeated Mark Hominick and Kenny Florian last year via decisions. Mendes (11-0) is a wrestler out of Urijah Faber's team Alpha Male who holds UFC wins over Michihiro Omigawa and Rani Yahya.

The live blog is below.

Mendes is all smiles as he makes his way to the cage to "Paradise City" by Guns N' Roses. A focused Aldo walks out to what has become his entrance song "Run This Town" by Jay-Z.

Mario Yamasaki will referee this UFC featherweight title fight.

Round 1: Mendes initiates with several inside leg kicks. Mendes lands a leg kick that throws Aldo off. Aldo returns fire with a powerful leg kick. Mendes attempts his first takedown at 3:51 and Aldo stuffs it. Aldo walks forward and lands a jab. Aldo scores on a crushing leg kick. Mendes shoots again and Aldo stops it. Mendes has always overwhelmed his opponents with takedowns but so far his attempts have not been close whatsoever. Mendes misses on his third takedown attempt. Mendes catches Aldo coming in and controls Aldo's back. Mendes tries to dump Aldo, and would have gotten the take down, but Aldo grabs the fence. Mendes tries again and Aldo is able to stay on his feet. Aldo spins out and follows with a knee that drops Mendes. Aldo adds three more right punches and knocks out Mendes. Aldo then runs into the crowd and it's quite the scene. A fitting scene to cap off a wild UFC in Brazil.

Aldo wins via KO - Round 1, 4:59

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