“UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes” Takes Last-Minute Hit

Written by Tom Ngo
January 9th, 2012

UFC Light Heavyweight Fabio Maldonado

And then there were 10, as in only ten bouts that will make up the “UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes” roster. The world’s premier mixed martial arts organization announced an undisclosed injury has forced Fabio Maldonado (Pictured) out of Saturday’s contest against Caio Magalhaes.

With only five days remaining until showtime, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has decided against trying to locate a last-minute replacement to face Magalhaes and will scrap the bout altogether.

The HSBC Arena in Rio de Jenairo, Brazil hosts this weekend’s fiesta. A featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes headlines the pay-per-view broadcast, which airs live in North America at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Vitor Belfort welcomes Anthony Johnson to the UFC’s middleweight division in the card’s co-featured contest.

Here is the show’s revised roster:

Preliminary Bouts:


Mike Pyle vs. Ricardo Funch

Ednaldo Oliveira vs. Gabriel Gonzaga

Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa

Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho

Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares

Main Bouts:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Erick Silva vs. Carlos Prater

Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza

Mike Massenzio vs. Rousimar Palhares

Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson

Chad Mendes vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)

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