According to an announcement made by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on their website, beloved Japanese featherweight Michihiro Omigawa will get his first fight in Brazil.
The organization said Omigawa is set to face off against Brazilian featherweight Yuri Alcantara at UFC 142. The event takes place January 14th in the HSBC Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Omigawa most recently defeated Jason Young at UFC 138 in November, however, the Japanese fighter has had a very up and down career inside the Octagon.
Alcantara made his UFC debut against fellow Brazilian Felipe Arantes at UFC 134 and won by unanimous decision.
UFC 142 fight card:
Featherweight Championship: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes
Middleweight: Anthony Johnson vs. Vitor Belfort
Lightweight: Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza
Welterweight: Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Pyle
Middleweight: Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio
Lightweight: Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout
Welterweight: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Erick Silva
Light Heavyweight: Stanislav Nedkov vs. Fabio Maldonado
Heavyweight: Edinaldo Oliveira vs. Rob Broughton
Featherweight: Antonio Carvalho vs. Felipe Arantes
Featherweight: Michihiro Omigawa vs. Yuri Alcantara