Jose Aldo celebrates with fans at the HSBC Arena after knocking out Chad Mendes in the main event of UFC 142 last night (Sat., Jan. 14, 2012) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Josh Hedges via Getty Images.
UFC 142: "Aldo vs. Mendes" took place last night (Sat., Jan. 14, 2012) from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, featuring Jose Aldo successfully defending his featherweight championship with a thrilling knee tap knockout of Chad Mendes with just one second remaining in the first round.
And then "Scarface" acting like an insane man by jumping into the crowd to celebrate right after.
Vitor Belfort gave Anthony Johnson his comeuppance by choking him out in the opening frame of their catchweight contest with a rear-naked choke. Later in the night, UFC President Dana White sent "Rumble" packing from the promotion.
In other action, Erick Silva was disqualified for illegal strikes to the back of Carlo Prater's head, who has the distinct honor of being the only man to win a UFC fight without ever landing a strike. Rousimar Palhares took home another limb when he tapped Mike Massenzio in their bout while Edson Barboza thrilled us all with a wheel kick knockout of Terry Etim.
A photo gallery (via UFC.com) is available for your viewing pleasure after the jump.
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