Coming direct from Rio, Brazil UFC 142 is going to hit hard with card stacked full of Brazilians and a headline fight for the UFC Featherweight championship!
It all goes down on January 15th 2012 (aus time) direct from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In the main event Brazilian Jose Aldo, the current UFC featherweight champ and world’s #1 featherweight fighter, will face challenger and American wrestler Chad Mendes in a battle of two world-class featherweights.
Jose Aldo’s amazing professional MMA record of 20-1 has seen him hold the WEC Featherweight championship along with the UFC belt and along the way he has cemented his reputation as one of the world’s most exciting fighters. If you’re ever in doubt, you simply need to check out his double flying knee knockout of Cub Swanson to see how awesome Aldo can be.
His challenger, Chad Mendes is a top ex-NCAA wrestler who is currently undefeated in his MMA career with a sensational 11-0 record. Mendes will be looking to create a huge upset by defeating champion Aldo in front of Aldo’s home crowd.
- Aldo: Has some of the best jiu-jitsu in MMA and a great striking ability to match. He also has a four inch reach advantage of Mendes and has a proven record of finishing fighters.
- Mendes: An explosive wrestler, he will undoubtedly be one of the best wrestlers to go up against Aldo. He will probably be able to get Aldo down for part of the fight but this probably won’t be enough to make up for his inconsistent striking.
- Bottom line: It’s going to be an explosive matchup and hopefully this won’t be dampened by Mendes taking a “blanket” strategy. Look for good takedowns by Mendes in the early rounds but for Aldo’s amazing finishing ability to stop Mendes in his tracks in later rounds. Aldo for the win.
Current fight odds
How To Watch
Here’s how you can watch UFC 142: Aldo vs Mendes in Australia:
January 15th 2012
Brisbane: 1 pm
Other Fights On The Card
Other fights apart from Aldo vs Mendes are:
- Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson
- Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio
- Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater
- Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim
- Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout
- Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ednaldo Oliveira
- Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa
- Ricardo Funch vs. Mike Pyle
- Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho