UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will defend his title in his native country of Brazil on January 14 against Chad Mendes in the main event of UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes. The event will take place inside the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Aldo will be facing the No. 1 contender in the division in Mendes, who sports a perfect 11-0 record. Aldo has defended his UFC title twice, defeating Mark Hominick and Kenny Florian.
“I am looking at this kind of like a ‘Rocky’ story,” Mendes said. “I am fighting the champion in his backyard, and I am going to take it from him.”
In the co-main event, Vitor Belfort and Anthony Johnson will rumble. Other fighters slated for the card include Erick Silva, Gabriel Gonzaga and Sam Stout.
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