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Report: Chad Mendes retires

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to reports, Chad Mendes has retired from competing in the UFC and mixed martial arts. He ends his career with an 18-5 record.

Mendes was defeated in his final bout on Saturday night at UFC 232. He was defeated in the second round at The Forum in Inglewood, California by Alexander Volkanovski.

UFC star Alexander Volkanovski punches Chad Mendes during their fight at UFC 232
UFC star Alexander Volkanovski punches Chad Mendes during their fight at UFC 232 (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)

This bout was awarded the Fight of the Night.

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The loss snapped his one-fight win streak. He defeated Myles Jury at UFC Fight Night 133 by TKO (Punches) in the first round on July 14th, 2018.

In the UFC, he had nine wins and all five losses.

The 33-year-old Hanford, California native had eight knockouts in his career. He also had eight wins by decision and two more submission wins.

Four of his five losses were by knockout. He suffered one decision loss.

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The decision loss came to José Aldo on October 25th, 2014, at UFC 179 main event. Also, Also defeated Mendes in his native country of Brazil in this bout.

Aldo also had a knockout over Mendes on January 14th, 2012, in the first round at UFC 142.

He also was defeated by Frankie Edgar and Conor McGregor. After losing back-to-back bouts to McGregor and Edgar, he took time off from December 11th, 2015, through July 14th, 2018.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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