February 14, 2016 UFC 196 Free Fight: Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes full fight replay, result, recap.
The bout, which McGregor entered with his own injury, saw Mendes take Conor down and keep him there for large portions of the first two rounds. But when Mendes got tired, McGregor took over and pounded him out to claim the belt.
As is the case when the UFC has a big fight to promote, they release the fight videos for some of the competitor’s biggest moments. In McGregor’s case, his first taste of a championship came at UFC 189. He was scheduled to face off with Jose Aldo, but a late injury to Aldo led the UFC to make an interim title bout and pit him against another top fighter – Chad Mendes.
Conor McGregor took on Chad Mendes on short notice at UFC 189 and claimed the featherweight interim title. Now as the undisputed 145-pound champ, McGregor will challenge Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight belt at UFC 196 on Mar. 5,2016.
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