UFC 176

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UFC 176: Aldo vs. Mendes II
UFC 176 event poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 176: Aldo vs. Mendes II.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 2, 2014 (cancelled)
VenueStaples Center
CityLos Angeles, California
Event chronology
UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown UFC 176: Aldo vs. Mendes II UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux

UFC 176: Aldo vs. Mendes II was a planned mixed martial arts event that was scheduled to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 2, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.[1]


The event was expected to be headlined by a UFC Featherweight Championship rematch between the former champion José Aldo and challenger Chad Mendes.[1] Their first fight at UFC 142 ended in a first round KO victory in favor of Aldo.[2] However, on July 2, Aldo pulled out of the fight due to an injury suffered in training.[3]

Subsequent to Aldo's injury, the event was cancelled on July 8, when the UFC announced they were unable to replace the original main event fight and with less than a month before the event, the decision was made to postpone the event – though the promotion said the numbering scheme for already scheduled pay-per-views after it will remain in consecutive order. The fights booked for this event were shifted to other upcoming cards.[4] Aldo and Mendes eventually fought at UFC 179.

This was the second time, following UFC 151 in August 2012, that the promotion was forced to cancel an event because of a lack of a high profile fight to fill a main event spot.[5]

Cancelled fight card[edit]

Fight card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight José Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes [a]
Middleweight Ronaldo Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi [b]
Lightweight Gray Maynard vs. Fabrício Camões [c]
Women's Bantamweight Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler [d]
Flyweight Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky [e]
Lightweight James Vick vs. Valmir Lazaro [f]
Middleweight Lorenz Larkin vs. Derek Brunson [g]
Lightweight Bobby Green vs. Abel Trujillo [h]
Lightweight Tony Ferguson vs. Danny Castillo [i]
Lightweight Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin [j]
Welterweight Alex Garcia vs. Matt Dwyer


Popular culture[edit]

The event was fictionalized in the 2012 film Here Comes the Boom. In the film it took place the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The main event in the film was Junior Dos Santos against Shane Carwin. The film's main character Scott Voss, played by Kevin James, fights fictional fighter Ken "The Executioner" Dietric, played by former UFC fighter Krzysztof Soszynski. UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten plays Voss's trainer Niko. The film also includes cameos from Joe Rogan, Mike Goldberg, Chael Sonnen, Brian Stann, Herb Dean, Wanderlei Silva, Jacob "Stitch" Duran, and Bruce Buffer all playing themselves.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Lance Pugmire (2014-05-04). "Jose Aldo to defend UFC featherweight title Aug. 2 at Staples Center". latimes.com. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  2. ^ Staff (2012-01-15). "UFC 142 results: Champ Jose Aldo levels Chad Mendes with first-round knee, punches". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2012-01-15.
  3. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2014-06-02). "Jose Aldo injured, out of UFC 176". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  4. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-07-08). "UFC postpones UFC 176 pay-per-view set for Aug. 2 in Los Angeles". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  5. ^ Chris Nelson (2014-07-08). "UFC 176 Canceled; Jose Aldo-Chad Mendes Title Bout to Be Rescheduled". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  6. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2014-07-27). "Aldo-Mendes 2 heads to Rio". UFC.com. Retrieved 2014-07-27.
  7. ^ Staff (2014-07-09). "Dana White says Gegard Mousasi vs. Jacare Souza will take place at UFC Fight Night 50". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
  8. ^ Staff (2014-07-09). "Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard shifts to UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
  9. ^ Staff (2014-08-04). "Gray Maynard Replaces Abel Trujillo, Faces Ross Pearson at Aug. 16 UFC Fight Night". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  10. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-07-08). "Shayna Baszler vs. Bethe Correia moves from UFC 176 to UFC 177 in Sacramento". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  11. ^ a b Erickson, Matt (2014-07-08). "After UFC 176 cancellation, Green-Trujillo, Formiga-Makovsky move to UFC Fight Night 47". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  12. ^ a b Staff (2014-07-09). "Beniel Dariush-Tony Martin, Walmir Lazaro-James Vick rebooked for UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
  13. ^ a b Staff (2014-07-09). "Danny Castillo-Tony Ferguson, Derek Brunson-Lorenz Larkin moved to UFC 177". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
  14. ^ Marc Raimondi (2014-07-11). "Michael Johnson off FOX card; Bobby Green steps in to face Josh Thomson". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  15. ^ Staff (2014-08-04). "Gray Maynard Replaces Abel Trujillo, Faces Ross Pearson at Aug. 16 UFC Fight Night". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  16. ^ "UFC 176: Aldo vs. Mendes 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2014-05-05.