UFC 142

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UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes
UFC 142 poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJanuary 14, 2012
VenueHSBC Arena
CityRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Event chronology
UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller

UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 14, 2012 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[3] It was the first UFC event of the year, and was broadcast live on pay-per-view in North America.


UFC 142 featured preliminary fights live on Sportsnet and FX.

Siyar Bahadurzada was scheduled to face Erick Silva, but pulled out of the bout.[4] Veteran fighter Carlo Prater stepped in as a replacement for Bahadurzada.[5]

Rob Broughton was scheduled to face Ednaldo Oliveira, but pulled out of the bout.[4] Recently resigned heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga replaced Broughton in the bout.[6]

Paulo Thiago was scheduled to face Mike Pyle, but pulled out of the bout due to an injury.[4] Recently resigned welterweight Ricardo Funch replaced Thiago in the bout.[7]

Stanislav Nedkov was scheduled to take on Fabio Maldonado at this event, but visa problems forced Nedkov to withdraw from the bout.[4] Newcomer Caio Magalhaes stepped in as a replacement for Nedkov in late December.[8] However, Maldonado was injured less than a week before his fight with Magalhaes and the bout was scratched from the card.[9]

At the UFC 142 weigh ins, Anthony Johnson failed to make the middleweight limit. Johnson came in 11 pounds over the 186 lb weight allowance, was fined 20 percent of his earnings and the bout was contested at a catchweight of 197 lb.[10] However, Belfort requested that Johnson not weigh more than 205 lb the day of the fight. The UFC mandated that if Johnson could not make the 205 lb limit, the bout would be cancelled. Johnson officially weighed in at 204.2 lb on fight day, and the bout took place as scheduled.[11]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight José Aldo (c) def. Chad Mendes KO (knee) 1 4:59 [a]
Catchweight (197 lb) Vitor Belfort def. Anthony Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:49
Middleweight Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Massenzio Submission (heel hook) 1 1:03
Welterweight Carlo Prater def. Erick Silva DQ (punches and elbows to back of head) 1 0:29
Lightweight Edson Barboza def. Terry Etim KO (wheel kick) 3 2:02
Preliminary card (FX)
Lightweight Thiago Tavares def. Sam Stout Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00 [b]
Heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ednaldo Oliveira Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:22 [c]
Featherweight Iuri Alcântara def. Michihiro Omigawa Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Mike Pyle def. Ricardo Funch TKO (knee and punches) 1 1:22 [d]
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Featherweight Felipe Arantes def. Antonio Carvalho Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ For the UFC Featherweight Championship.
  2. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Gonzaga vs Oliveira bout.
  3. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Pyle vs Funch bout.
  4. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Aldo vs Mendes bout.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.[12]

  • Fight of the Night: Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim
  • Submission of the Night: Rousimar Palhares
  • Knockout of the Night: Edson Barboza

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UFC 142 attendance". mmapayout.com. 2014.
  2. ^ "Pay-per-view : MMAPayout.com: The Business of MMA". MMAPayout.com. Retrieved 2012-04-15.
  3. ^ "UFC RIO: Aldo vs. Mendes". UFC.com. November 29, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d "UFC 142 Loses Thiago, Nedkov, Broughton, and Bahadurzada". mmafrenzy.com. December 16, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  5. ^ "Erick Silva Gets New Opponent for UFC Rio 142". mmaweekly.com. December 16, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  6. ^ "Gabriel Gonzaga returns at UFC 142, meets Ednaldo Oliveira on prelims". mmajunkie.com. December 16, 2011. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  7. ^ "Ricardo Funch In To Face Mike Pyle at UFC 142". mmaweekly.com. December 17, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2011.
  8. ^ "Fabio Maldonado Draws Newcomer for UFC 142". heavy.com. December 20, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
  9. ^ "Fabio Maldonado injured in training, UFC 142 fight with Caio Magalhaes scratched". mmajunkie.com. January 8, 2012. Archived from the original on January 28, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
  10. ^ "UFC 142 weigh-in results: 'Rumble' Johnson 12 pounds heavy, fined 20 percent of purse". MMAJunkie.com. January 13, 2012. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
  11. ^ "Anthony Johnson weighs 204.2 pounds, UFC 142 co-main event is on". MMAJunkie.com. January 14, 2012. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  12. ^ "UFC 142 bonuses: Barboza, Etim and Palhares earn $65K awards". mmajunkie.com. January 14, 2012.