I have Mendes ranked pretty high at 145 but he's really going to have to wait in line for a good while before he gets another shot at Aldo.
Dias is an OK fight for him but considering Mendes has wins over Koch and Swanson, I think he should've been put up against a higher ranked FW Lamas or Hioki or maybe the winner of Bart/Nunes. However as I said above, since Mendes is probably going to be waiting some time before he gets another shot. I think Edgar and Zombie will get shots first, Koch was in line before he got hurt and I think Denis Siver will be "in the mix" if he gets past Nagin. Therefore, this matchup helps re-establish Mendes and he'll probably still have to take a few more down the line.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Cain JDS Werdum Cormier Barnett Bigfoot Browne Miocic Napao
LHW Jones Goose Evans Texeira Davis Hendo Shogun Manuwa
MW Weidman ASilva Belfort Jacare Machida Rockhold Munoz Kennedy Bisping
WW GSP Hendricks Condit Lawler Maia Kampmann Rory Ellenberger Askren Lombard
LW Pettis Bendo Alvarez Chandler Grant Gil Thomson Diaz J.Miller dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Lamas Frankie Cub Lentz Kawajiri Zombie Elkins
BW Barao Cruz Faber Bibiano McDonald Moraes Assuncao Wineland Dillashaw