The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced yesterday UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had a fight on his hands.
"After the success of UFC Rio in August," said a UFC announcement on their website, "UFC officials promised that they would stage another event in the country as soon as possible. That return has now been confirmed as UFC 142, to be held January 14 in a to-be-named Brazilian city."
"Pound-for-pound superstar Jose Aldo will fight in Brazil for the first time since 2007 when he defends his UFC featherweight title against unbeaten powerhouse Chad Mendes."
Aldo enters this bout having most recently defeated Kenny Florian at UFC 136 by unanimous decision. He's currently undefeated in his WEC and UFC run.
Mendes will meet Aldo having accumulated an undefeated MMA career. He most recently defeated Rani Yahya at UFC 133 by unanimous decision.
UFC 141 fight card at the time of this writing: