Chad Mendes Expects the Best Omigawa Ever

By Al Yu

If one were to create a list of the best featherweight prospects in the world today, it would be hard pressed not to find the name Chad Mendes on it. As one of the many fighters who will debut in the Octagon due to the WEC merger, Mendes prepares for the next chapter of his young career. The decorated collegiate wrestler will take on surging Top 10 ranked featherweight Michihiro Omigawa at UFC 126.

“Everything is great, this camp is going really smooth. I’m feeling better than ever,” said Mendes. “Being able to train with all the guys; everyone is healthy. Just getting in there and working on my stand up a lot; working with Master Tong.”

In just two years time, Mendes made his way through regional shows and into the WEC, while maintaining an undefeated record. The 25-year-old fighter continues to improve with every fight. Mendes is coming off impressive wins over Cub Swanson and Javier Vazquez.


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