UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions and More
By: Brian Mazique, Bleacher Report
"Two men who could arguably call themselves the second-best featherweights in the world will tangle Saturday afternoon in Fairfax, Virginia, at UFC Fight Night 63. Chad 'Money' Mendes (16-2) faces Ricardo 'The Bully' Lamas, headlining an intriguing afternoon card.
"Mendes' only two professional losses came to current featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Money has plowed through everyone else he's faced.
"Lamas has been just as dominant in his UFC career. He's suffered just one loss compared to six wins since joining the promotion in 2011. That defeat came to Aldo. The excellent record that both fighters have compiled is what makes Saturday's main event so important.
"The winner would have to be considered one of the top contenders for another shot at the 145-pound title. Aldo will defend the belt against Conor McGregor at UFC 189 on July 11. Before that, Frankie Edgar will battle new addition to the featherweight division, Urijah Faber on May 16 at UFC Fight Night in the Philippines.
"The next few months will be telling. The winner of Saturday's bout might be lined up to face the winner of Edgar vs. Faber, with the victorious fighter in that scrap put in position to face whomever emerges as champion from Aldo vs. McGregor. Let's take a look at the card on tap for Saturday, along with viewing information and predictions for each bout." Read the full article
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