UFC 179 was a Featherweight Championship main event between the champion at that time José "Scarface" Aldo Jr. from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the challenger for his belt Chad "Money" Mendez from Sacramento, California. This card was held on 25 October 2014 at the Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The undercard bouts for that card were as follows:
Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Lucas Martins
Light Heavyweight: Fábio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer
Light Heavyweight: Phil Davis vs. Glover Teixeira
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira