Completed MMA Event

UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor

UFC 189
  • Saturday 07.11.2015 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Zuffa, LLC
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $7,200,000
  • Attendance: 16,019
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: 825,000 | TV Ratings: 847,000 avg. viewers (FS1 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Performance of the Night
    Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes   |   $50,000 bonus to McGregor
  • Fight of the Night
    Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Performance of the Night
    Thomas Almeida vs. Brad Pickett   |   $50,000 bonus to Almeida

Referees

  • Herb Dean
    McGregor vs. Mendes (11)Nelson vs. Thatch (8)Swick vs. Garcia (5)
  • John McCarthy
    Lawler vs. MacDonald II (10)Almeida vs. Pickett (7)Pendred vs. Howard (4)
  • Marc Goddard
    Bermudez vs. Stephens (9)Brown vs. Means (6)Seery vs. Smolka (2)
  • Chris Tognoni
    Garbrandt vs. Briones (3)Cedeno vs. Pfister (1)

Fight Predictions

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Videos & Highlights

  • MMA Junkie : Tony Ferguson accuses 'fragile' McGregor of PED use; Conor replies to 'sad bastard' – with a death threat
  • MMAFighting.com : Anthony Johnson rips Paulo Costa for UFC Vegas 41 weight shenanigans: ‘Even I didn’t make up excuses or cop out’
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  • MMAFighting.com : ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira breaks down Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori, calls Fedor Emelianenko heavyweight GOAT
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  • MMA Weekly : UFC Vegas 41 Face-offs: Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori exchange words
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Marvin Vettori taunts Paulo Costa at heated UFC Vegas 41 weigh-in staredown: ‘You lost to the f*cking scale’
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Vegas 41 live results: Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 196 video: Marvin Vettori flips off, cusses out Paulo Costa in heated faceoff
  • MMA Junkie : Nate Diaz shifts focus to Tony Ferguson with cryptic Twitter callout
  • MMA Junkie : Video: Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori make weight for revised UFC Fight Night 196 main event
  • MMAFighting.com : UFC Vegas 41 weigh-in results: Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori make light heavyweight limit after late curveball
  • MMA Junkie : UFC Fight Night 196 weigh-in results: Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori set at light heavyweight
  • MMAFighting.com : Nate Diaz teases interest in Tony Ferguson fight, Conor McGregor responds