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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