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UFC 179 video preview for 'Aldo vs. Mendes 2' on Oct. 25 in Brazil


Why did the entire mixed martial arts (MMA) universe suddenly become interested in the rematch between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes?

Because UFC President Dana White already announced that featherweight needle mover Conor McGregor would be next in line for a 145-pound title shot. In addition, the "Notorious" trash talker will be in attendance and could be sent into the Octagon to give hard looks to the winner.

Imagine an Aldo vs. McGregor staredown in front of an entire arena of rabid Brazilian fans?

Mendes vs. McGregor could be cool, too (not really).

The fireworks are expected to pop off in the main event of the UFC 179 pay-per-view (PPV), which takes place on Sat., Oct. 25, 2014, inside the Maracanãzinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and features a co-main event pitting Glover Teixeira opposite Phil Davis.

Check out the entire UFC 179 fight card and line up below.

UFC 179 PPV Main Event:

145 lbs.: UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes

UFC 179 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET):

205 lbs.: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
205 lbs.: Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer
145 lbs.: Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins
155 lbs.: Beneil Dariush vs. Diego Ferreira

UFC 179 FOX Sports 1 Prelims (8 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: William Macario vs. Neil Magny
155 lbs.: Yan Cabral vs. Naoyuki Kotani
125 lbs.: Scott Jorgensen vs. Wilson Reis
145 lbs.: Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili

UFC 179 Fight Pass Prelims (7 p.m. ET):

170 lbs.: Gilbert Burns vs. Christos Giagos
155 lbs.: Fabricio Camoes vs. Tony Martin

Looks like fun, but let's face it, this is all about who fights McGregor, right? For more news and notes on UFC 179: "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" click here.

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