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UFC 142 Fight Card: Aldo vs. Mendes

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The UFC will return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 14th after a very successful UFC 134 event earlier this year. This will be the first PPV after the Fox deal kicks in, and will see all six preliminary fights airing on FX. The main event will see Brazilian Jose Aldo defend his UFC featherweight title against top contender Chad Mendes. The co-main will feature arguably the most popular fighter in Brazil, Vitor Belfort, taking on Anthony "Rumble" Johnson in his middleweight debut. The main card is rounded out with three excellent matchups, and it should be an excellent event. Check out the current card below (preliminary card after the jump):

Jan 14th, live on pay-per-view from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

Main Card:

Jose Aldo (20-1) vs. Chad Mendes (11-0) [FW Title]

Vitor Belfort (20-9) vs. Anthony Johnson (10-3)

Mike Massenzio (13-5) vs. Rousimar Palhares (13-3)

Siyar Bahadurzada (20-4-1) vs. Erick Silva (13-1, 1 NC)

Edson Barboza (9-0) vs. Terry Etim (15-3)

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Preliminary Card:

Fabio Maldonado (18-4) vs. Stanislav Nedkov (12-0)

Felipe Arantes (13-4) vs. Antonio Carvalho (13-4)

Sam Stout (17-6-1) vs. Thiago Tavares (16-4-1)

Mike Pyle (21-8-1) vs. Paulo Thiago (14-3)

Rob Broughton (15-7-1) vs. Ednaldo Oliveira (13-0-1, 1 NC)

Yuri Alcantara (26-3) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (13-10-1)