‘UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor’ Poster And Lineup Updated

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
July 5th, 2015


With Jose Aldo bowing out of Saturday’s highly-anticipated shootout against Conor McGregor at the last minute, the UFC is frantically trying to trash the old UFC 189 posters and plaster the new ones up throughout The Las Vegas Strip.

Luckily, a quick cut of Aldo and paste of Chad Mendes helped speed up the process.

Of interesting note, although McGregor is clearly the biggest draw in the lineup, Mendes gets top billing. Mendes’ name appears first, as the event is officially dubbed, “UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor,” and he’ll enter the cage second behind McGregor for their interim featherweight title tilt.

According to UFC officials, it’s because Mendes (#1) is ranked higher than McGregor (#3).

MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada serves as host.

Here is the show’s revised agenda:

Preliminary Card:

Yosdenis Cedeno vs. Cody Pfister

Neil Seery vs. Louis Smolka

(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Henry Briones vs. Cody Garbrandt

Cathal Pendred vs. John Howard

Mike Swick vs. Alex Garcia

Matt Brown vs. Tim Means

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Brad Pickett vs. Thomas Almeida

Brandon Thatch vs. Gunnar Nelson

Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens

Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler (UFC welterweight champion)

Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes (for UFC featherweight interim title)

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