The main event of the UFC’s first daytime show in 2015 on North American soil saw Chad Mendes once again blast his way past an opponent not named Jose Aldo.
Check out Dallas Winston’s play-by-play for the fight:
R1: They trade simultaneous left low kicks immediately. Both fighters look to establish range with quick jabs. Lamas catches Mendes with a nicely timed uppercut. Lamas fires off subtle outside low kicks betwixt combos with his hands. Lamas keeps Mendes at bay with a low and a high kick but Mendes plasters him with a huge right hand, and Lamas teeters and goes down. Mendes flurries viciously while, miraculously, Lamas recovers in the turtle position and staggers away from Mendes. Mendes, pouncing frantically with punches, clips Lamas with a short knee to the chin and then blasts a right hand through his guard. Lamas stumbles back and goes down again. Mendes stays on the trigger with a torrent of leather and finally gets the stoppage.
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