UFC NEWS – "UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes" Official Schedule Of Events

January 9, 2012 12:00 pm by Pedro Carrasco


The Ultimate Fighting Championship is excited to return back to the City Maravilhosa as they kick off activities leading up to their second event in Rio de Janeiro for “UFC RIO: ALDO vs. MENDES” on January 14!  Join UFC stars Junior dos Santos, Jon “Bones” Jones, Lyoto Machida, Wanderlei Silva, Rogerio Nogueira, Gray Maynard, Diego Brandao and Octagon Girls® Chandella Powell and Arianny Celeste as they celebrate the buildup to this highly anticipated event on January 14.

Wednesday, January 11 UFC RIO Open Workouts on Barra de Tijuca Beach

11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. BRST     Join the fighters that will be stepping into the Octagon on January 14 as they make their debut during fight week.  Brazilian fans will be able to watch Jose Aldo, Vitor

Belfort, Chad Mendes and Anthony Johnson as they work out and prepare for their upcoming bouts on Rio’s famous  Barra da Tijuca.


UFC guest fighters and the Octagon Girls will also be making appearances. Hosted by Mario Filho, Maria Joana Aguiar and DJ Bocaiuva.

`                                   Barra da Tijuca Beach

Praça São Perpétuo (known as “Praça do Ó”), Av. Sernambetiba 1998-2068, near Posto 3


11:00am BRST                        Appearances by UFC Guest Fighters and Octagon Girls

12:00p.m. – 12:30p.m. BRST  Anthony Johnson

12:30p.m. – 1:00p.m.  BRST   Chad Mendes

1:00p.m. – 1:30p.m.  BRST     Vitor Belfort

1:30pm – 2:00p.m.  BRST       Jose Aldo


Free and Open to the Public

7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. BRST UFC Autograph Signing with Wanderlei Silva at Centauro Leblon

Fans will have the opportunity to meet Brazilian UFC legend and TUF Brasil coach, Wanderlei Silva


Centauro Leblon

Av. Afrânio Melo Franco

290 – Leblon

Rio de Janeiro – RJ, CEP: 22430-060


Thursday, January 12 UFC RIO: Press Conference



1:00p.m. – 2:30p.m. BRST     UFC RIO: Pre-Fight Press Conference


Featuring:                                 Jose Aldo – UFC featherweight champion

Chad Mendes – UFC featherweight contender

Vitor Belfort – UFC middleweight contender

Anthony Johnson – UFC middleweight contender


7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. BRST      UFC Autograph Signing with Rogerio Nogueira “Lil’ Nog” at Paqueta Esportes, Norte Shopping Mall


Paquetá Esportes

Norte Shopping

Av. Dom Hélder Camara, 5474

Cachambi – Rio de Janeiro – RJ


7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. BRST      UFC Autograph Signing with Demian Maia in Sao Paulo Centauro, Bourbon

Centauro Store, Shopping Bourbon

Rua Turiassú, 2100

São Paulo – SP – CEP: 05005-900   

Friday, January 13 UFC RIO WEIGH-INS


HSBC Arena

Avenida Embaixador

Abelardo Bueno

3401-Barra da Tijuca

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


4:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.  BRST


4:00p.m.                                  Doors Open


4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m. BRST      Lucky fans in attendance will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet all of the UFC guest stars that are in town for UFC Rio.  UFC Fighters Junior dos Santos,  Lyoto Machida, Wanderlei Silva, Rogerio Nogueira, Gray Maynard

and Diego Brandao will be signing autographs from 4:30-5:30pm at the HSBC Arena.


5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. BRST      Q & A with UFC host Paula Sack and UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos


7:00p.m. – 7:30p.m. BRST      Weigh Ins


Saturday,  January 14 UFC RIO Fight Night

HSBC Arena

Avenida Embaixador

Abelardo Bueno,

3401-Barra da Tijuca

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


8:30p.m. BRST                        Venue Doors Open

9:00p.m. – 10:30p.m. BRST    Celebrity Red Carpet:  Follow signs to “Red Carpet/Press Entrance”

10:05p.m. BRST                      First Bout: Live on Combate Channel

1:00a.m. BRST                        UFC RIO LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW

4:00a.m. BRST                        UFC RIO Concludes (estimated)


Tickets required

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