Chad Mendes vs. Rani Yahya at UFC 133 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

UFC featherweight number one contender, Chad Mendes has chosen not to waste anytime waiting for his title shot against Jose Aldo, he will instead return to action to face Brazilian submission machine, Rani Yahya on the main card of the evening at UFC 133 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 6th , 2011.

Mendes is undefeated and hold a professional record of 10-0, last time out he defeated Japanese superstar, Michihiro Omigawa at UFC 126 in February. He was due to main event the August 6th event against current 145lbs champion, Jose Aldo, but the champs medical suspension wouldn’t allow it.

Yahya rebounded from back-to-back losses in the WEC when he made his octagon debut on the UFC Fight Night 23 card this past January, defeating former WEC 145 pound champion, Mike Brown via unanimous decision.

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