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UFC 176 Main Event; Aldo vs Mendes 2 Scrapped

(Jose Aldo (left) and Chad Mendes (right), photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The rematch between the #1 UFC Featherweight Chad Mendes (16-1) and Champion Jose Aldo (24-1) will have to be postponed due to an injury sustained by Aldo.

Ariel Helwani released the information which was later said to be true by UFC President, Dana White and as of now no new main event is on tap.

Since their first encounter, Aldo has successfully defended his title 3 times, most recently with a unanimous decision over Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169. Mendes has gone 5-0 with 4 knockouts and his only fight to go the distance was his latest against Nik Lentz whom he beat by unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 9 in December.

The Co-Main event for the August 2nd affair is a matchup between the 7th ranked UFC Middleweight, Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2) and the #4 ranked Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (20-3-1) and could be pushed to Main Event status with 185 Pound Title shot implications.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.