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UFC Silva Vs. Sonnen II Results: Chad Mendes Defeats Cody McKenzie Via Knockout In Round 1

The main card of UFC 148 is underway on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. One of the local fighters who appeared on the main card is Chad Mendes, who is from Hanford and fights out of Sacramento. He squared off against Cody McKenzie in a featherweight bout and scored an immediate and decisive victory via knockout.

In the opening seconds of their match, Mendes caught a kick attempt from McKenzie, floored him with a right hand to the midsection and pounced on him with punches. The fight was waved off almost immediately, awarded Mendes the victory.

Mendes' last fight was an unsuccessful attempt to wrest the UFC Featherweight title away from Jose Aldo. Mendes suffered a first-round knockout in that bout and his first professional loss. This showing against McKenzie is absolutely the way to get Mendes back on the right foot.

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