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UFC 142 Roster Updated, Nine Bouts Confirmed

Written by Tom Ngo
November 27th, 2011
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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

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