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UFC 179 Adds Five for Rio Event

The UFC 179 event on October 25 in Rio de Janeiro continues to take shape with the announcement of several verbally agreed to matchups.

Winner of four straight, all in 2014, welterweight Neil Magny will make the drive for five against TUF Brazil 2 finalist William "Patolino" Macario.

Forced from his bout against Sean Soriano at UFC Fight Night in Connecticut due to injury, Team Alpha Male featherweight Andre Fili returns this fall to face Brazil's Felipe Arantes.

Popular light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado will look to get back in the win column when he meets up with Hans Stringer, and a lightweight bout will see Fabricio Camoes pitted against Josh Shockley.

Plus, flyweight veterans collide when Wilson Reis takes on Scott Jorgensen.

In the main event, Jose Aldo defends his UFC featherweight championship against top contender Chad Mendes in a long-awaited rematch.