On this Thanksgiving Thursday, the world’s premier MMA organization added a pair of featherweight bouts to their UFC 142 roster. Michihiro Omigawa (Pictured) will face Yuri Alcantara, while Felipe Arantes meets Antonio Carvalho in the company’s return to Brazil.
Alcantara was last seen posting a decision win over Arantes at UFC 134 in August. He’ll now put his 12-fight winning streak on the line against Omigawa, who finally scored his first win in the big leagues at UFC 138.
Arantes will look to notch his first victory under the UFC’s banner while trying to ruin Carvalho’s Octagon debut.
The UFC is still determining which city and venue will host the fiesta, however Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena is the current frontrunner to win the bid.
A featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes headlines the pay-per-view broadcast.
Here is the card’s updated roster:
Ednaldo Oliveira vs. TBD
Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho
Stanislav Nedkov vs. Fabio Maldonado
Mike Massenzio vs. Rousimar Palhares
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Erick Silva
Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Pyle
Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares
Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza
Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson
Chad Mendes vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)