UFC 142 takes place January 12th at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A lightweight bout between Sam Stout (17-6-1) and Thiago Tavares (16-4-1) headlines the night's undercard. Also slated for broadcast on FX, welterweights Mike Pyle (21-8-1) vs. Paulo Thiago (14-3), light heavyweights Stanislav Nedkov (12-0) vs. Fabio Maldonado (18-4), heavyweights Rob Broughton (15-7-1) vs. Ednaldo Oliveira (13-0-1), featherweights Felipe Arantes (13-4) vs. Antonio Carvalho (13-4), and featherweights Yuri Alcantara (26-3) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (13-10-1).
Fuel TV, another Fox subsidiary, will air the UFC 142 weigh-ins live on January 11th and a post-fight show immediately following the event. According to network officials, Fuel TV will also be the home of multiple "UFC Prelims" broadcasts throughout 2012, fulfilling the role once held by Facebook and Spike TV.
UFC 142 fight card:
Main card (Pay-per-view):
Featherweight Championship: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes
Middleweight: Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson
Middleweight: Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio
Welterweight: Erick Silva vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Lightweight: Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim
Preliminary card (FX):
Lightweight: Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout
Welterweight: Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Pyle
Light Heavyweight: Fabio Maldonado vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Heavyweight: Edinaldo Oliveira vs. Rob Broughton
Featherweight: Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho
Featherweight: Michihiro Omigawa vs. Yuri Alcantara