Biography(references)Chad Edward Mendes is an American professional bare-knuckle boxer and former mixed martial artist and collegiate wrestler who is currently signed to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship . Mendes gained notoriety competing in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship , where he was a three-time UFC championship challenger. Competing as a Cal Poly Mustang, he was a two-time NCAA Division I All-American and a Pac-10 Conference champion in folkstyle wrestling.
Fighter Trivia(references)Mendes was charged with battery for his alleged involvement in a bar fight on July 29, 2012 in his hometown of Hanford, California. The Kings County District Attorney's Office announced on August 25, 2012, that it would seek a battery charge against Mendes. The charges were dropped after Mendes pleaded no contest to a count of public disturbance and paid a fine.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Clay Guida
UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. José Aldo and Alexander Volkanovski
UFC: Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Ricardo Lamas and Myles Jury
UFC: Most knockouts in UFC Featherweight history (6) - tied with Conor McGregor
World MMA Awards: 2014 Fight of the Year vs. José Aldo at UFC 179
ESPN: 2014 Fight of the Year vs. José Aldo at UFC 179
BloodyElbow.com: 2014 Fight of the Year vs. José Aldo at UFC 179
MMAJunkie.com: 2014 Fight of the Year vs. José Aldo at UFC 179
MMAJunkie.com: 2014 October Fight of the Month vs. José Aldo
National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I All-American (2006, 2008)
National Collegiate Athletic Association: Pac-10 Conference Championship (2008)
National Collegiate Athletic Association: Pac-10 Conference Wrestler of the Year (2008)
National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 125 lb: 6th place out of Cal Poly (2006)
National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 141 lb: Runner-up out of Cal Poly (2008)
Free Fight: Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes 2 | UFC 179, 2014
Fight Night Fairfax: Chad Mendes Highlights
Fight Outcomes - WinsLosses
Skills RadarWhat's This?
This radar shows the proficiencies of the fighter compared to the rest of the fighter's main division. Shows the % of others this fighter is better than in that category. Striking % refers to striking accuracy and Takedown % refers to takedown accuracy More area is better.
Fightpages Web - Notable OpponentsWhat's This?
Expand to full graph
This graph shows high-profile fighters and how they are connected to each other. The lines are fights that connect the fighter avatars with the color of the line representing the outcome for the fighter. Click on the fighters and the lines for relevant info!