UFC 179: It's a night of battles between Brazil and the United States when the OctagonTM sets down in Rio de Janeiro. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo headlines another hometown event as he once again must defend his title against Chad Mendes, the wrestler-turned-finisher who has been on a tear since his lone career loss to Aldo. Plus, light heavyweight Phil Davis fights in hostile territory, this time against former title contender Glover Teixeira in the co-main event.
UFC 180: The UFC ventures to Mexico for the first time as heavyweight legends Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt battle for the interim UFC championship and the right to face sidelined titleholder Cain Velasquez. In the co-main event, Kelvin Gastelum, winner of The Ultimate Fighter season 17, puts his undefeated record on the line against perennial contender Jake Ellenberger. Plus, featherweights Ricardo Lamas and Dennis Bermudez do battle to determine who stays in the mix at the top of the stacked 145-pound division.