UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes is now complete after the addition of Caio Magalhaes, as the Brazilian will replace Stanislov Nedkov and face Fabio Maldonado on the January 14 card.
The main event of UFC 142 will feature Jose Aldo defending his UFC featherweight title against Chad Mendes in “Scarface’s” native country of Brazil. The co-main event is Vitor Belfort-Anthony Johnson.
Magalhaes is a perfect 5-0 while competing around Brazil. The Nova Uniao fighter most recently earned a split decision victory earlier this month at Shooto Brazil 27.
Maldonado holds a career record of 18-4, including a 1-1 mark in the UFC. Maldonado won his debut over James McSweeney before falling to Kyle Kingsbury this past June.
Magalhaes-Maldonado is slated for the FX-televised prelims portion of the event, which boasts a total of six fights.