This Saturday, January 14, the UFC makes its triumphant re-return to the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes. As was the case the last time the UFC was in Brazil (UFC 134), the Brazilians will take part in every fight and look to take advantage of the incredibly loud, supporting ”home team” crowd. At 134, the Brazilian fighters went 7-1 against non-Brazilian fighters, much to the enjoyment of their countrymen in the stands.
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Less than five months since making their triumphant return to Brazil the UFC comes to the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes. Like before the card is stacked with local fighters and headlined by a Brazilian champion defending his title. Jose Aldo makes his third title defense of his UFC featherweight title against the undefeated Chad Mendes.
It took a little doing, but Chad Mendes will finally get his title shot against Jose Aldo at UFC 142. Whether he comes to regret a shot at the Nova Uniao product will remain to be seen, but our ability to make money on this event is never in question! Below is my comparison betting odds for the fights, as well as some valid props. I’ve also included a confidence rating that gives you an idea of how much wiggle room we have with the line. High confidence indicates few surprises and plenty of footage to watch of both men, while a low rating means there are multiple variables or a lack of information present on new fighters.
With only one knockout and three finishes overall, UFC 136 made things pretty easy for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Following Saturday’s event the commission today issued their medical suspensions to just five fighters. The longest by 60 days handed down to Gray Maynard who suffered the night’s only knockout (technical) in the main event.
Things looked great for Steve Cantwell in the opening round of his Middleweight debut against Mike Massenzio. He had dominated the complete five minutes of the round and UFC 136 looked to be the night “The Robot” gets back in the win column. The next 10 minutes though would be a different story for the former WEC light heavyweight champion.
Live from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, UFC 136 bring 11 Mixed Martial Arts bouts with two title fights headlining this stacked card. Starting off on Facebook.com then moving over the Spike TV before ending the night out on Pay Per View.
The lightweight division will finally be released from its nearly one year prison sentence at Saturdays UFC 136 when Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard face off for the third time. When the two fought to a draw at UFC 125 in January the top of the lightweight division was locked in handcuffs as they waiting for Edgar vs. Maynard 3. The waiting games are finally over and win, lose or draw the lightweight champion is moving onto another challenger.
Besides the fact that fans are getting to see more fights now with the UFC streaming preliminary fights, they are also getting to see consistently more entertaining fights then their main card counterparts. Streaming on both Facebook and YouTube tonight fans could pick their poison for the UFC 131 prelims.