Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes
Jose Aldo retains his belt after a spectacular finish. A knee to challenger Chad Mendes’ face ends the night for the young fighter, as a first round KO is on the books with only one second remaining in the round.
Vitor Belfort vs Anthony Johnson
It appears that no matter what weight class Johnson is officially going to be classified he still can’t edge out a win over crowd favorite Vitor Belfort. Belfort wins the fight via rear naked choke in the first round with only eleven seconds left.
Rousimar Palhares vs Mike Massenzio
A Palhares heal hook puts an end to Mike Massenzio early in the first round as Massenzio taps with only a minute and three seconds passing.
Erick Silva vs Carlos Prater
Carlos Prater is the winner of this match, due to a controversial call by UFC referee Mario Yamasaki. The official decision comes early in the first round where Silva is disqualified due to strikes to the back of his opponents head.
Edson Barboza vs Terry Etim
Barboza wins this fight in spectacular fashion as a spinning wheel kick lands flush on Etim ending the fight in the third round by way of knockout. This one will surely make the highlight reels.
UFC 142 kicks off with the official weigh ins, readying for the card to begin tomorrow, live on pay per view, from Rio de Janeiro.
It appears that Anthony Johnson was not able to make weight at the official weigh in coming in at 196lbs. That’s eleven pounds over the division limit in which he was attempting to cut to. Which leaves us wondering, what will this result in for the young fighter?
Jose Aldo will be fighting Chad Mendes for the UFC featherweight title on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at UFC 142. Jose Aldo (20-1) seems to present a unique challenge to his division. Having successfully defended his title twice in the UFC, against game competitors Kenny Florian and Mark Hominick, Jose Aldo may be difficult to find the next big challenge in his weight class. Aldo has already had his share of battles in the WEC with many of the top ranked fighters in the UFCs featherweight division.
Chad Mendes (11-0) brings, the always welcome, nostalgia that only an undefeated fighter can bring. The number two ranked UFC featherweight, Chad Mendes, has lacked a little stopping power, compared to his opponent. In Mendes’ eleven fights seven have gone to decision. This may make some people feel partial to Aldo’s chances but the truth remains there is always a fighters chance.
Fight fans across the world will find out Saturday, January 14, 2012 who will hold the title in the UFCs newest division.