UFC 179: Featherweight Champion José Aldo (24-1-0, 14KO's) from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil defends his title against the challenge of Chad "Money" Mendes (16-1-0, 6KO's) from Sacramento, California in this live Pay-Per-View event from Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The scheduled undercard for the PPV portion is as follows:
Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis
Light Heavyweight: Fábio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer
Lightweight: Carlos Diego Ferreira vs. Beneil Dariush
Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins
Johnson fights against Cariaso.