Both were slow rolling to start.
Mendes was once again extending his fingers while the referee verbally warned him. He just missed on a big uppercut, the same punch that rocked the champion in the previous round.
Blood started to come down Aldo's face near his left eye.
Another uppercut, this one landing.
Aldo wasn't doing much here. He checked a kick and worked a few jabs to keep Mendes at bay. Finally, he came down the center with a right hand, following up with a flying knee. It missed, but the message was clear.
Mendes was pushing ahead as the round ended.