Vitor Belfort mugs for the camera while his wife, Joana Prado, kisses him following his submission victory over Anthony Johnson at UFC 142 on Sat., Jan. 14, 2012, at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Josh Hedges via Getty Images.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back on pay-per-view this past Saturday night (Jan. 14, 2012) with UFC 142: "Aldo vs. Mendes," featuring Jose Aldo successfully defending his featherweight championship with a first round knee tap knockout victory over Chad Mendes.
Vitor Belfort also impressed with his rear-naked choke submission victory over Anthony Johnson, much to the thrill of the Brazilian faithful at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. "The Phenom" took another step up the middleweight ladder while "Rumble" finds himself unemployed after his weight cutting debacle.
And that's not even mentioning Edson Barboza, who crashed Terry Etim's party with a wheel kick that had the British banger doing his best Michael Bisping impression circa UFC 100. We're talking out cold, falling flat, empty stare, lights on but nobody's home knockout.
In cased you missed any or all of it -- or just want to keep the discussion alive -- below are links to all the major storylines borne from Saturday night's event in Brazil.
In we go.
UFC 142: "Aldo vs. Mendes"
UFC 142 post-fight fallout
NFL Playoffs (In case you Maniacs want to read my top flight coverage of the Divisional Round games)
That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being. What gets your vote for the biggest story coming out of UFC 142?
Sound off, Maniacs.