Brazil’s Maracanazinho Gymnasium picked as ‘UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II’ Venue

August 9, 2014 7:21 am by Kenya Owens

The official venue for UFC 179 has been announced by the UFC. The Pay-per-View event will take place at Rio’s Maracanazinho Gymnasium, which has a seating capacity of 12,500. While the UFC has been to Rio four times in previous years, this will be the first time that the organization will be hosting at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium.

UFC 179 is sure to boast a big crowd, with reigning champion Jose Aldo going against Chad Mendez for the second time at home. The co-main event will also see Phil Davis (12-2) going up again Glover Teixeira (22-3).

More fights are to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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