UFC 176 Canceled, Aldo/Mendes Pushed Back

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The UFC has a hard time admitting when things are going wrong sometimes, but they’ve only had to cancel one big event before, UFC 151, but now comes the second one with UFC 176. UFC 176 was to be headlined by Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes fighting for the UFC Featherweight Championship, but Jose Aldo has been forced to pull out with a leg injury. We all saw the UFC scrambling to make a new main event by a production guy getting Rogan to ask Ronda Rousey if she’d fight. That didn’t work out too well.

The UFC has decided to pull UFC 176 instead of scrambling to find a main event, with Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes pushed back to another event. [source]

The UFC® has announced that the UFC 176 Pay-Per-View event scheduled for August 2nd will be postponed. The featherweight championship fight scheduled to headline the event at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles was dropped from the card last week when champion Jose Aldo sustained an injury making him unable to defend his title against No. 1 ranked featherweight Chad Mendes.

The featherweight championship fight between Aldo and Mendes is expected to take place later this year and all other fights previously slated for UFC 176 are being rescheduled for upcoming cards. The August 30th Pay-Per-View event will remain titled UFC®177: DILLASHAW vs. BARAO II at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Tickets for UFC 177 go on-sale Friday, July 18th.