Chad Mendes Looking To Set UFC Record With Fifth Straight KO

Posted on December 8, 2013, 04:36 PM by Brian Cox
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Chad “Money” Medes is a fighter on a roll. More specifically, he’s a fighter that can set a new UFC record for consecutive KO wins, which would be five, should he be able to stop Nick Lentz on Saturday night, at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento.

As it stands, Mendes’s last four wins have come by way of either KO or TKO, and a fifth straight would give him sole bragging rights as being the only fighter in UFC history to do so. Money currently shares those rights with x-UFC heavyweight Shane Carwin. As fans will remember, Carwin famously broke into the UFC in May of 2008 and immediately racked up 4 stoppage victories, with none of his opponents making it out of the first round. Shane was then subsequently defeated by Brock Lesnar in the second round of their title match. However and as fans will also recall, Shane nearly took his fifth straight stoppage in the first round of that fight, but sadly, he had punched himself out by round’s end and then fell victim to a Lesnar submission.

In terms of Mendes, he’s not apt to punch himself out against Nick Lentz and as he’s well aware of the fact that if he can get the KO he’ll become the new “man” on the consecutive KO’s totals board, he’s going to be looking for it. To the point, Mendes is predicting that he will end the fight by a knockout.

However and KO streak bragging rights aside, a win on Saturday night will garner Mendes something that he probably wants more than some incidental tally, and that’s a rematch with Jose Aldo. When last they met, the featherweight division champion laid Money out with a vicious knee to the face and handed the unbeaten Mendes his first loss and KO.

As to their matching up again, it’s reasonable to believe they will. If both win their upcoming fights the only thing that might prevent it would be a significant injury to one or the other, or perhaps the possibility that Aldo decides to move up to lightweight and begins to dine on that division. If not, then fans will probably see Aldo / Medes II sometime in the summer of 2014.

Here are a few minutes with Chad Mendes and his good friend and teammate, Joseph Benavidez, as they do some Q & A, with Inside MMA’s Bas Rutten.  


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    This dude is truly scary. Other than Aldo, and I don't him winning again, I don't know who beats Chad.

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    Insert 'see' in between don't and him :)

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  • IGMBurninPiff
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    Yea I said I think the 2nd fight would be so different, I love Aldo and Mendes so it's wild when they fight. I think if the 1rst fight didn't end so early that 1 might have ended different too. This time around with Aldo's Gas tank issues I'd expect this to go Mendes away. Is this K.O's/TKO's or strictly K.O's? I feel like 5 isn't as many as I'd think would be the record. I know Silva's streak had the Hendo submission other wise he would have had it.

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  • Brian Cox
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    He's a beast and he won't be a push over for Aldo. And if he's still standing there in the fourth or the fifth, he'll prove difficult for Jose to beat or withstand. Either way, I hope this rematch happens. I'd love to see those two warriors go at it again.

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  • chael4president1
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    I agree, and I think the first fight would have gone differently if Aldo hadn't grabbed the fence when Mendes picked him up in the air and was about to slam him. I'm not knocking Aldo, because I know when you're up in the air it's just instinct to grab the fence if it's right there. However, it's still a rule they all have to play by. Aldo saved himself from getting slammed. And that changed the course of events that night. If nothing else, it probably means they would have gone to the 2nd round otherwise.

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  • chael4president1
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    But since I'm on the subject, I think they should change that rule and make the sport more natural. If you are up in the air then it is just instinct like I said, to try to break your fall. If fighters were allowed to grab the fence just think of all the possibilities for cool new moves to evolve. Fighters would learn all kinds of escapes from being taken down. And ways of getting up, or reversing position when they are on the bottom. Guys like Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis would pioneer a new style because of it. And I'm sure there would be some crazy flips off the fence and other matrix style stuff going on.

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    Still think Aldo is his kryptonite.

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    You could be right :)

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    I attribute a lot of the success that team alpha male has had lately to Ludwig. They were good before, but he just added the "Bang"

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