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Monday, 12/12/2011, 02:30 pm

UFC NEWS – UFC 142 Main Card Set With Five Fights

Jose Aldo’s supporting cast has been officially put together for the UFC 142 card set to go down in Brazil next month.

UFC 142 is set to go down on Jan. 14 from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. In the main event is a featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes.

The main card, which will air on pay-per-view is set to play host to five live bouts. Headliners Joe Aldo and Chad Mendes will be supported by a co-main event between Vitor Belfort and Anthony Johnson. Other bouts on the card include Palhares vs. Massenzio, Silva vs. Bahadurzada and Etim vs. Barboza.

The latest UFC 142 card now includes:

Champ Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes (Featherweight title match)
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

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28 Responses to “UFC NEWS – UFC 142 Main Card Set With Five Fights”

  1. Nick says:


  2. jerry says:

    In all reality, this must be the weakest ppv in recent memory.

    • sideasoundlab says:

      Totally agree with jerry… Not worth

    • Arctic says:

      yep pretty weak

      • Craige says:

        Wow, your calling a card weak before it even happens? Some MMA fans you are. Jose Aldo, one of the top P4P fighters in the world. Vitor Belfort, one of the most devestating strikers in the UFC. Anthony Johnson, one of the most promising fighters. Paulo Thiago, TKO’d Koscheck. Just because you dont like any of the fighters on the card does not make it weak!

        • AAxAntonio says:

          i think its cuz these fighters are not household names, but they all look like pretty good matchups to me, i think this card will be good

        • amarob says:

          the overall card is kind of weak but i will pay just to see aldo… i think he can carry a card on his own…

          this happens more than you think… think about the gsp cards or some of the silva cards… they were the only draw really… if gsp can carry a card then i think its no question that aldo can also carry a card

        • TJ says:

          The card is weak for a PPV event. IMO the UFC tries to put on too many PPV events, and at fifty bucks a pop you can’t fault a guy for calling it weak w/o the big names on it.

          With the exception of the main event, none of these fighters have done enough to move from the free tv cards to the PPV main card. In addition this main event should be a co-main event with a bigger fight in the upper weight classes as the premier fight because a dedicated fan, or someone who trains MMA, might appreciate the technical proficiency of the two lightest divisions, most UFC fans have still not embraced them.

          I have no incentive to purchase this other than the fact that I am an MMA fan, and with a card such as this I am sorely tempted to skip this one to watch one of the other promotions to get my “fix”.

    • Mike McMack says:

      For Brazilian fans this card is amazing, I’m not as excited for this card as I am for the Japan card but hey Aldo and Belfort are some of the best in the business.

    • Jujitsu Player says:

      Agreed only 2 potentially decent fights – Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes & Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson.

  3. Sergio says:

    Johnson over belfort

  4. JMango says:

    Mendes Bitches

  5. Winners: I think
    Champ Jose Aldo
    Vitor Belfort
    Rousimar Palhares
    Erick Silva
    Edson Barboza

  6. A.James says:

    I’m getting shit faced at Hooters for this one!

  7. JAT says:

    only good fights are the belfort vs. johnson and aldo vs. mendes rest of the card looks like crap but you never know it could turn out to be one of the sickest?

  8. Zack says:

    This card is weak. Only 3 fights worth watching

  9. 808 says:

    It’s kind of sad that veterans like Pyle and Thiago are fighting prelims.

  10. Taylor says:

    Have any of you even seen Erick Silva or Barboza fight? These dudes are the future of Brazilian mma. This will be a great card.

  11. 808 says:

    Not really sure as to where I can place Barboza in my rankings. He’s an exciting fighter, but he hasn’t fought anyone from the upper echelons of the lightweight division. A win over Etim will have me convinced.

    Erick Silva, I only remember him from that flash knockout from UFC Brazil. C

  12. magoo says:

    This card licks ass !

  13. mick says:

    hope massenzio beats up jackass palhares, mikes actually a VERY bad matchup for toquinho…massenzios never been taken down and has better strikes…i call the upset

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