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UFC 176 Picks Up Welterweights Garcia, Dwyer

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A welterweight contest has been added to UFC 176: Aldo vs. Mendes 2, as Alex Garcia welcomes Matt Dwyer to the Octagon.

Set for August 2 from Los Angeles, the event features a main event between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and No. 1 contender Chad Mendes. Aldo defeated Mendes in the first meeting between the two.

Garcia (12-1) has won each of his last six fights, including two of those coming with the UFC. He earned a split decision over Sean Spencer in March after finishing Ben Wall last December.

Dwyer (7-1) is riding a five-fight win streak that includes a TKO over former UFC competitor DaMarques Johnson in May. All seven of his wins have been of the stoppage kind, including five in the opening round.

Below is the current lineup for the night:

UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes

Middleweight: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi

Lightweight: Gray Maynard vs. Fabricio Camoes

Female Bantamweight: Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler

Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky

Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin

Lightweight: James Vick vs. Walmir Lazaro

Lightweight: Bobby Green vs. Abel Trujillo

Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Danny Castillo

Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Tony Martin

Welterweight: Alex Garcia vs. Matt Dwyer

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