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Chad Mendes predicts that Jose Aldo will beat Conor McGregor at UFC 189

Chad Mendes is scheduled to fight Ricardo Lamas this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 63, but spoke about the UFC 189’s Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor title fight.

“In my opinion, breaking down the fight, I see Aldo winning the fight,” Mendes said. “I could see McGregor giving Aldo some issues. Aldo has had some issues with southpaws in the past, but he always seems to figure them out. One thing Conor does really good is using his range.”

Chad Mendes (16-2) 6 KOs, 2 Subs & 8 Decision wins. Mendes is 4-1 in his last five fights and is coming off a loss to Jose Aldo. He beat Yaotzin Meza in December of 2012 by 1st round KO, then did the same to Darren Elkins in April of 2013. He finished Clay Guida by punches in the third round during their fight at UFC 164 in August of 2013. He beat Nik lentz by unanimous decision in December of 2013. In his last fight, he lost to Jose Aldo by unanimous decision at UFC 179 in October of 2014.

“He’s very lengthy and he punches well and keeps on the outside. That could be a problem for Aldo. But, McGregor keeps his stance very wide. Aldo has some of the best, or the best leg kicks in the sport. He’s going to eat that leg up if McGregor doesn’t check his kicks.”

UFC Fight Night 63 goes down on April 4, 2015 at the Patriot Center in  Fairfax, Virginia and aired on Fox Sports 1.

“(McGregor’s) always talking about being fluid and movement, but in every fight I’ve seen he doesn’t seem to move his feet very much. We’ll see. I’m actually pretty excited about this fight.”

The main event is a featherweight bout with No. 2 UFC featherweight Chad Mendes against No. 4 UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas and the co-main event is Al Iaquinta vs. Jorge Masvidal.

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