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UFC 179 odds: Jose Aldo widens betting line as -325 favorite, Chad Mendes slips to +250 underdog

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

If you're a Chad Mendes fan, there is "Money" to be made at UFC 179.

That's assuming he can do what he failed to accomplish the first time around, and that's polish off Jose Aldo to claim the featherweight crown. He'll get the opportunity on Sat., Oct. 25, 2014 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Maracanãzinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (more on that here).

Mendes originally opened at +150, but has since slipped to +250 underdog, according to Best Fight Odds.

Aldo -- the -325 favorite -- hasn't lost in nearly nine years and already has six UFC title defenses to his credit. That includes a first-round knockout over the Team Alpha Male product back at UFC 142 in Brazil. Mendes, meanwhile, has been destroying the competition since that loss to "Junior," winning five straight with four finishes.

But is the champion getting too much respect?

That line is close to the UFC 142 opener that had Aldo at -320 (Mendes at +240), but narrowed closer to fight night. Perhaps the same will happen here, as well. Either way, the winner of this contest is likely to meet 145-pound sensation (and Fight Pass king) Conor McGregor as his first title defense.

Can't wait to see those odds.

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