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UFC 142: Four Prelims Slated For FX Debut, Arantes Vs. Carvalho To Stream On Facebook

The UFC debuts on FX this Saturday night with four live UFC 142 prelims.

Sam Stout
Sam Stout

UFC officials confirmed the bout order for UFC 142, and as expected, four fights from the night's undercard will debut live on Fox-owned FX for the first time in UFC history.

The quartet of fights slated for FX broadcast feature lightweights Sam Stout (17-6-1) vs. Thiago Tavares (16-4-1), heavyweights Gabriel Gonzaga (12-6) vs. Ednaldo Oliveira (13-0-1), welterweights Ricardo Funch (8-2) vs. Mike Pyle (21-8-1), and featherweights Yuri Alcantara (26-3) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (13-10-1).

A featherweight match-up between Felipe Arantes (13-4) and Antonio Carvalho (13-4) has been relegated to the UFC's Facebook undercard stream. Light heavyweights Fabio Maldonado (18-4) and Caio Magalhaes (5-0) were set to join the stream until a Maldonado injury scrapped the bout earlier this week.

The Facebook undercard can be viewed live by "liking" the UFC's Facebook page.

UFC 142 takes place January 14th at the HSBC Arena. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo defends his title against rising challenger Chad Mendes in the night's main event.

UFC 142 fight card:

Main card (Pay-per-view, 10:00 p.m. ET):
Featherweight Championship: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes
Middleweight: Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson
Middleweight: Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio
Welterweight: Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater
Lightweight: Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim

Preliminary card (FX, 8:00 p.m. ET):
Lightweight: Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout
Heavyweight: Ednaldo Oliveira vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Welterweight: Mike Pyle vs. Ricardo Funch
Featherweight: Michihiro Omigawa vs. Yuri Alcantara

Preliminary card (Facebook, 7:30 p.m. ET):
Featherweight: Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho