UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 took place October 25, 2014 at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The always tough Fabio Maldonado (22-7) took on Dutch light heavyweight Hans Stringer (22-6-3) on the night's main card, which aired live on pay-per-view. Catch the video highlights above.
For more on Maldonado's win, check out the play-by-play by MMAFighting.com's own Luke Thomas.
Round 1: Marc Goddard is the referee. Stringer immediately goes for a double and plants Maldonado on the mat. Stringer working from half guard on top, landing occasional elbows and other short shots. Stringer moves to three-quarter mount and after a few struggles, hits the Homer Simpson sweep. They stand and Stringer puts him immediately back on the mat with a trip. Round ends there. Not a lot of action to speak of.
MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Stringer
Round 2: Stringer presses Maldonado into the fence, but they eventually separate. The Brazilian eats a few leg kicks and then eventually succumbs to a double. Maldonado reverses and is working from Stringer's full guard. The Brazilian is working an arsenal of ground and pound to the body and head and Stringer looks like he's having difficulty find solace. Stringer doing nothing but covering up and the referee's seen enough. He stops it.
UFC 179 results: Fabio Maldonado def. Hans Stringer via TKO (strikes) at 4:06 of round 2