FX has really gotten a big boost from the FOX-UFC deal, eh? With Spike TV out of the picture, now, the UFC will now focus on airing their main preliminary fights on FX, beginning with UFC 142 on January 14th. UFC 142 will be featured in a two-hour special that night.
The card marks UFC’s return to Brazil and Chad Mendes will challenge UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the evening’s main event. The event will air live on PPV starting at 10PM ET. The FX Preliminary Special will begin at 8 PM ET.
Main card (Live on PPV)/i>
UFC Featherweight Championship
José Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes
Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson
Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio
Erick Silva vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim
Preliminary card (Live on FX)
Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout
Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Pyle
Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Fabio Maldonado vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Rob Broughton vs. Edinaldo Oliveira
Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho
The fights expected to air during the two-hour show include Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout, Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Pyle, Fabio Maldonado vs. Stanislav Nedkov, Rob Broughton vs. Ednaldo Oliveira, Felipa Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho, and Michihiro Omigawa vs. Yuri Alcantara.
Tags: Anthony Johnson, chad mendes, Jose Aldo, Mixed Martial Arts, UFC 142, Vitor Belfort
Source: MMA Weekly