The UFC 142 fight card is nearing completion on the heels of two recent announcements. The "Aldo vs. Mendes" pay-per-view has picked up a pair of featherweight scraps in Michihiro Omigawa vs. Yuri Alcantara and Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho, set for Jan. 14, 2012, at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes won't be the only featherweights showing off the division at UFC 142 in Brazil on January 14th, as UFC President Dana White announced two verbally agreed to bouts for the highly anticipated card: a clash between Yuri Alcantara and Michihiro Omigawa, and a battle pitting Felipe Arantes against debuting Antonio Carvalho.
The third time was the charm for Omigawa, who finally picked up his first win since returning to the Octagon with a unanimous decision victory over Jason Young at UFC 138 earlier this month. The Japanese superstar was on shaky ground after consecutive decision loses to Chad Mendes and Darren Elkins, but appears to have finally righted the ship.
Will it now sink at the hands of Alcantara?
The Brazilian wrecking ball is on a 12-fight winning streak, including a 2-0 Octagon start with wins over Ricardo Lamas and Felipe Arantes. "Marajo" is 26-3 with 23 finishes.
Also representing the home team is the aforementioned Arantes, who brings a 13-4 record into his battle against Antonio Carvalho. The "Pato" is 13-4 as well and makes his Zuffa debut on the heels of his unanimous decision win over UFC veteran Doug Evans back in June.
UFC 142 will feature featherweight champion Jose Aldo defending his 145-pound title against undefeated wrestler Chad Mendes. In addition, Vitor Belfort will strap on the gloves to try and ruin Anthony Johnson's debut at middleweight.
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