UFC 142 Results: Brazilians dominate the competition
UFC Rio kicks off 2012 in style.
UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes
January 14, 2012
HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Commentators: Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan
Facebook Preliminary bout, starting at 7:30pm/ET, 4:30pm/PT
Featherweight bout: Felipe Arantes def. Antonio Carvalho via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Preliminary card on FX, starting at 8pm/ET, 5pm/PT
Welterweight bout: Mike Pyle def. Ricardo Funch via TKO at 1:22 of Round One.
Featherweight bout: Yuri Alcantara def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27).
Heavyweight bout: Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ednaldo Oliveira via rear-naked choke submission at 3:32 of Round One.
Lightweight bout: Thiago Tavares def. Sam Stout via unanimous decision. (No scores were announced by Bruce Buffer).
Main card on PPV, starting at 10pm/ET, 7pm/PT
Lightweight bout: Edson Barboza def. Terry Etim via knockout (wheel kick/spinning heel kick) at 2:02 of Round Three.
Welterweight bout: Erick Silva disqualifed for illegal blows to back of head [even though the blows weren't to back of the head]. Carlo Prater wins.
Middleweight bout: Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Massenzio via submission (heel hook) at 1:03 of Round One.
Middleweight bout: Vitor Belfort def. Anthony "Rumble" Johnson via rear-naked choke submission at 4:49 of Round One.
Belfort embraces his wife and team after the announcement. It's his first fight in Brazil since 1998. Awesome moment. Belfort tells everybody he loves him. He dedicates his fight to God and his mom, whose birthday is in two days. Belfort calls Johnson's "weight cut" total disrespect. Rogan agrees. Belfort says he's focused on his goals and nothing can distract him.
UFC featherweight championship bout: Jose' Aldo def. Chad Mendes at 4:59 of Round One to retain the UFC featherweight title.