Chad Mendes vs. Cody McKenzie at UFC 148 in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 7th

Former featherweight title contender, Chad Mendes will face former lightweight, Cody McKenzie at UFC 148 in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 7th, 2012. UFC officials today announced that verbal agreements are in place for the Independence Day weekend.

Mendes returns to the octagon since being knocked out by the champ, Jose Aldo at UFC 142 in January. Prior to that he won the first eleven fights of his professional career, including four in the WEC and two in the UFC.

McKenzie recently snapped a two-fight losing streak, picking up a first round submission win over promotional newcomer, Marcus LeVesseur. The win came via guillotine choke, the Alaskan natives favourite submission after winning eleven of his thirteen fights with that very same maneuver.

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