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12/21 -’Countdown to UFC 142′ on FUEL TV

12/21 -’Countdown to UFC 142′ on FUEL TV

December 14, 2011

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Brazil in January for UFC 142, which features a featherweight title fight between current champion Jose Aldo (20-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and undefeated contender Chad Mendes (11-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC).

In anticipation of that championship matchup, FUEL TV debuts “Countdown to UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes” on Tuesday, Jan 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

“UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes” takes place Jan. 14 at Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena.

In addition to the night’s main event, the pay-per-view main card also features an intriguing middleweight matchup between Brazilian slugger Vitor Belfort (20-9 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and former welterweight Anthony Johnson (10-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC).

Rounding out the main card are middleweights Rousimar Palhares (13-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) vs. Mike Massenzio (13-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC), welterweights Siyar Bahadurzada (20-4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Erick Silva Silva (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), and lightweights Terry Etim (15-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) vs. Edson Barboza (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC).

Replays of “Countdown to UFC 142″ will air throughout the week on the FOX family of networks.

The latest UFC 142 card includes:

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)

  • Champ Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes (for featherweight title)
  • Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson
  • Mike Massenzio vs. Rousimar Palhares
  • Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Erick Silva
  • Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim


  • Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares
  • Mike Pyle vs. Paulo Thiago
  • Fabio Maldonado vs. Stanislav Nedkov
  • Rob Broughton vs. Ednaldo Oliveira
  • Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio “Pato” Carvalho
  • Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa

Source: MMAJunkie