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UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2

UFC 179
  • Saturday 10.25.2014 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: Maracanazinho Gymnasium
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Brian Stann
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Brian Stann
  • Attendance: 11,415
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 180,000 | TV Ratings: 536,000 avg. viewers (FS1 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

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  • Fight of the Night
    José Aldo vs. Chad Mendes II   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Performance of the Night
    Fábio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer   |   $50,000 bonus to Maldonado
  • Performance of the Night
    Christos Giagos vs. Gilbert Burns   |   $50,000 bonus to Burns
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Referees

  • Marc Goddard
    Aldo vs. Mendes II (11)Maldonado vs. Stringer (9)Jorgensen vs. Reis (4)
  • Mario Yamasaki
    Davis vs. Teixeira (10)Ferreira vs. Dariush (7)Cabral vs. Kotani (5)Camões vs. Martin (1)
  • Osiris Maia
    Elkins vs. Martins (8)Arantes vs. Fili (3)
  • Eduardo Herdy
    Macário vs. Magny (6)Giagos vs. Burns (2)

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