The featherweight division has but one king, and his name his Jose Aldo.
The young champion defended his belt in style at UFC 142, blasting previously undefeated challenger Chad Mendes unconscious with a knee-from-hell at 4:59 of round one, before spilling into the stands of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's HSBC Arena. Full video highlights of Aldo's crowning moment can be seen below.
For more, catch the play-by-play by MMA Nation's own Luke Thomas.
ROUND 1 - Both fighters standing orthodox and Mendes starts off with several inside leg kicks. And now an outside leg kick. Aldo returns the favor and it's hard. Mendes dives on a single and can't get it. Aldo doing all the stalking now. Aldo fires off another hard outside leg kick. Hard uppercut from Aldo and Mendes dives on another single, but can't get it. Mendes grabs another single, but Aldo spins out. Mendes catches a leg kick and as Aldo spins and Mendes takes his back. Mendes still behind tries a lift, but Aldo uses the fence. Mendes still behind Aldo pressing the champion into the fence. Aldo breaks the tightwaist and drives a knee into Mendes' face. Aldo follows up and that's a wrap. Aldo is still the champ.
Jose Aldo defeats Chad Mendes by knockout at 4:59 of round 1.