UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes card
Aldo takes on undefeated "Money" Mendes in his home country.
UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes takes place on January 14, 2012 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Main card on PPV, starting at 10pm/ET, 7pm/PT
UFC Featherweight Championship bout: José Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes
Middleweight bout: Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson (Johnson's middleweight debut)
Middleweight bout: Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio
Welterweight bout: Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater
Lightweight bout: Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim
Preliminary card on FX, starting at 8pm/ET, 5pm/PT
Lightweight bout: Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout
Heavyweight bout: Gabriel Gonzaga (back from retirement) vs. Ednaldo Oliveira
Featherweight bout: Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Welterweight bout: Mike Pyle vs Ricardo Funch
Light Heavyweight bout: Fabio Maldonado vs Caio Magalhaes
Via UFC.com: Just when it looked like it was smooth sailing for light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado, an injury has forced him from Saturday's UFC 142 event in Rio, prompting the cancellation of his bout against Caio Magalhaes. The bout will not be replaced, and the card will go on with 10 fights.
Featherweight bout: Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho