Jose Aldo outlasted featherweight challenger Chad Mendes en route to a unanimous decision five-round victory and a successful defence of his UFC belt.
All three judges scored the fight 49-46 for the champion.
Both men had their opportunities to finish each other, and the fight was without moments of controversy.
Mendes look much improved from their UFC 142 encounter, utilizing the fast footwork, strikes and legkicks of his Team Alpha Male teammate TJ Dillashaw.
He stood in the pocket and forced the action, usually a dangerous tactic with Aldo.
But ultimately, Aldo used precision striking to respond to Mendes’ pressure.
Aldo and Mendes secured the Fight of the Night. Each fighter secured a $50,000 USD bonus.