Tuesday UFC officials announced that due to the injury to Jose Aldo UFC 176 will be canceled. The event was originally to take place at the Staple Center in Los Angeles California and had already sold over $800,000 worth of tickets. This will be only the second time in UFC history that an event has been canceled, the last one being UFC 151 back in 2012.
Here is the official statement released by the UFC :
Las Vegas, Nev. – The UFC® has announced that the UFC 176 Pay-Per-View event scheduled for August 2nd will be postponed*. The featherweight championship fight scheduled to headline the event at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles was dropped from the card last week when champion Jose Aldo sustained an injury making him unable to defend his title against No. 1 ranked featherweight Chad Mendes.
The featherweight championship fight between Aldo and Mendes is expected to take place later this year and all other fights previously slated for UFC 176 are being rescheduled for upcoming cards. The August 30th Pay-Per-View event will remain titled UFC®177: DILLASHAW vs. BARAO II** at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Tickets for UFC 177 go on-sale Friday, July 18th.
As the STAPLES Center event will no longer take place, ticket refunds will be offered at the original point of purchase***. If tickets were purchased from AXS via www.axs.com or Purchase By Phone, refunds will be received automatically via AXS. Tickets purchased from the STAPLES Center box office can be refunded there, beginning Wednesday, July 9th. Those who purchased tickets at any other outlet should reach out to that original point of purchase and contact them directly for a refund.
By: Michelle Luce