UFC 142 Entire Rio Fight Card: Plus Full Weigh-in Video
UFC 142 is all steam ahead at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro tomorrow, Saturday January 14. Although the main even to Lesnar vs. Overeem may have disappointed at UFC 141, the fight between Diaz and Cerrone certainly made up for it. Let’s hope we see some similarly good action from Rio. We have details of the full UFC 142 fight card and also a video below this story showing the weigh-in.
The headline fight for UFC 142 will be a featherweight championship bout between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes and many of you will also be looking forward to the middleweight bout of Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson. However while Aldo and Mendes both made their weights at the weigh-in today, Anthony Johnson was 11 pounds over. UFC president Dana White slammed Johnson for being “totally unprofessional.” The fight will still go ahead with Johnson having to give up 20% of his purse, as long as Johnson weighs less than 205 pounds at a second weigh-in tomorrow. All the others on the fight card made their weights.
The full UFC 142 fight card for Rio is as follows –
PPVs Main Card
Main Event – Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes
Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson *
Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio
Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater
Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim
Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ednaldo Oliveira
Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Ricardo Funch vs. Mike Pyle
Online Fight (Facebook)
Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho
*Belfort vs. Johnson will only proceed if Johnson weighs under 205 pounds at 2pm local time tomorrow. You can see a 41-minute YouTube video including the full weigh-ins from today, below this story. We’d like to hear your thoughts on UFC 142. Do you agree with Dana White that Johnson being so much over was unprofessional? Which bout are you most looking forward to? Let us have your comments on this.
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