UFC 142 went down tonight from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. In the main event featherweight weight champion Jose Aldo put his belt on the line against the undefeated Team Alpha Male product, Chad Mendes and with one second left in the first round knocked out the Sacramento resident to retain his title.
In the co-main event, Vitor Belfort earned his moniker, “The Phenom” and took the fight straight to Anthony Johnson. Winning the fight on the feet and taking his opponent out on the ground with an eventual rear naked choke to win the contest in the first frame of action.
For their parts on the evenings main card, Terry Etim and Edson Barboza took home “Fight of the Night” honors. Barboza is a double bonus winner as he also took home “Knock Out of the Night” for his third round spinning heel kick KO of Etim.
Rousimar Palhares took home “Submission of the Night” for his first round heel hook of Mike Massenzio.
Bonus amounts for UFC 142 were $65,000.00
The Full UFC 142 Results Are As Follows:
MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view)
Jose Aldo def. Chad Mendes via knockout (knee) – Round 1, 4:59 *To retain UFC featherweight title
Vitor Belfort def. Anthony Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:45.
Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Massenzio via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 1:03 *Submission of the Night
Carlo Prater def. Erick Silva via disqualification (illegal punches) – Round 1, 0:29.
Edson Barboza def. Terry Etim via knockout (spinning heel kick) – Round 3, 2:02 *Knock Out and Fight Of The Night
PRELIMINARY CARD: (FX)
Thiago Tavares def. Sam Stout via unanimous decision. (scores not revealed??)
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ednaldo Oliveira via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 3:22
Yuri Alcantara def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Mike Pyle def. Ricardo Funch via TKO (knees and punches) – Round 1, 1:22
PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook)
Felipe Arantes def. Antonio Carvalho via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).