UFC® returns to Los Angeles on Saturday August 2 at STAPLES Center with a world title bout featuring the only 145-pound champion the Octagon® has ever known – Brazilian superstar Jose Aldo – as he defends his title against No. 1 contender Chad Mendes in the most highly anticipated rematch in featherweight history.
The rivalry amongst two of the best camps in mixed martial arts, Nova União and Team Alpha Male, will add another chapter as Mendes (16-1, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.), riding a five-fight win streak – including three first-round knockouts, looks to avenge the only loss of his career against champion Aldo (24-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Aldo is coming off a dominant five-round victory over Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169, and is seeking to further cement his legacy as one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world. The 27-year-old has never lost in WEC or UFC competition, amassing a perfect 14-0 record.
Other bouts for UFC 176 include:
Fontana’s own Bobby Green (22-5), the 13th ranked lightweight in the world, vs. two-time “Fight Night” bonus award-winner Abel Trujillo (12-5, 1 NC).
Riverside’s hard-hitting Lorenz Larkin (14-3, 1 NC) vs. three-time Division II All-American wrestler Derek Brunson (11-3) at middleweight.
Former lightweight title challenger and No. 10 Gray Maynard (12-4-1, 1 NC) vs. Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Fabricio Camoes (14-8-1).
Undefeated tenth-ranked Bethe Correia (8-0) meets submission specialist Shayna Baszler (15-8) in the women’s bantamweight division.
No. 6 Jussier Formiga (16-3) battles ninth-ranked Zach Makovsky (17-4) in a battle of top 10 flyweights.
The Ultimate Fighter® semifinalist James Vick (5-0) vs. UFC newcomer Walmir Lazaro (12-2) at lightweight.
Tickets for UFC® 176: ALDO vs. MENDES II, presented by MetroPCS, go on sale June 13 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $300, $200, $150, $100, $75 and $50. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.staplescenter.com, via axs.com, or by phone at 888-929-7849, and will be available at the STAPLES Center Box Office stating Saturday, June 14. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.
UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, June 11 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, June 12 starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.
UFC®176: ALDO vs. MENDES II will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High -Definition.
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