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Video: UFC 142: Aldo Vs. Mendes Extended Preview

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.

Check out the video below.