Jose Aldo defeats Chad Mendes

Every once in a while you see an MMA fight that really highlights of brutal nature of mixed martial arts. This fight between Aldo and Mendes had a devastating finish.

Jose Aldo stopped Chad Mendes with one devastating knee to the head with a second left in the first round Saturday night, defending his featherweight title in his homeland at UFC 142.

Aldo (21-1) spun and knocked the previously unbeaten Mendes senseless on his back with a perfectly timed right knee that caught Mendes (11-1) flush in the face.

Aldo then landed two punches to Mendes’ defenseless head before referee Mario Yamasaki stopped the bout before the bell.

Aldo then bolted from the octagon and sprinted into the HSBC Arena crowd, which raised him on its shoulders to cap the UFC’s second event in Brazil in six months after a 13-year absence.

Wow. A knee to the head. That’s just crazy!

This is one reason this sport has become so popular and has surpassed boxing. There are so many different strategies and styles. In the end though, one powerful shot can change everything.

The UFC is on a roll, and this is becoming very popular with all sorts of fans. UFC betting is getting more and more attention as well. More and more people are also having house parties to watch these fights. It may not rival the Super Bowl but it’s starting to rival other more traditional sports.

  

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