"Countdown" to UFC 142: "Aldo vs. Mendes" will debut TONIGHT (Jan. 10, 2012) at 9 p.m. ET on Fuel TV to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event scheduled for the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sat., Jan. 14, 2012.
The network special will provide a glimpse into the preparation and training camps of the fighters set to headline the show, featuring current featherweight champion Jose Aldo and number one contender to the throne Chad Mendes. "Aldo vs. Mendes" will also feature Vitor Belfort making his big return in front of his native people to take on Anthony Johnson, who will make his middleweight debut.
Replays of "Countdown" to UFC 142 will air sporadically throughout the entire FOX family of networks, including FX, right up until showtime. Check your local listings.
Feel free to talk about the hour-long special, as well as share your predictions for the fights this weekend, in the comments section below.
In the meantime, check out the current UFC 142 fight card and line up after the jump:
145 lbs.: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes
Main card (pay-per-view):
Preliminary card (FX Channel):
Preliminary card (Facebook):
145 lbs.: Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the main card action on fight night (Sat., Jan. 14, 2012), which is slated to air at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view. The latest quick updates of the live action will begin to flow earlier than that around 7 p.m. ET with the preliminary bouts.
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