Chad Mendes Set To Return At UFC On FX 6 Vs. Hacran Dias

Chad Mendes will continue his climb back to the No. 1 contender spot in the UFC’s featherweight division this December.

Mendes, who was defeated by UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo earlier this year, will face Aldo’s teammate, Hacran Dias, at UFC on FX 6 in Australia on December 14.

The card features the finals of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, along with a main event between coaches Ross Pearson and George Sotiropoulos.

Mendes (21-1) was knocked out in the closing seconds of the first round against Aldo in Brazil this past January. He rebounded in a convincing win over Cody McKenzie most recently.

Dias (21-1-1) scored a decision victory in his UFC debut, topping Yuri Alcantara. He trains with Aldo at Nova Uniao. confirmed the fight.

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