The UFC’s anticipated return to Brazil doesn’t pop off for nearly two months, but that hasn’t stopped the organization from filling out the card’s roster. Nine fights have been confirmed for the January 14th lineup thus far, including the show’s featured attraction between featherweight champ Jose Aldo (Pictured) and Chad Mendes.
A middleweight shootout with Vitor Belfort and Anthony Johnson will serve as the co-main event.
Although an exact city hasn’t been announced for the Octagon’s return to Brazil, the HSBC Arena in Rio de Jenairo is the current frontrunner to play host. The pay-per-view broadcast will air live in the United States at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Here are the athletes slated to appear in the show:
Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Pyle*
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
Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares
Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza
Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson
Chad Mendes vs. Jose Aldo (UFC Featherweight Champion)
* – Bout not yet confirmed