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UFC 142 PR schedule of events

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is excited to return back to the City Maravilhosa as they kick off activities leading up to their second event in Rio de Janeiro for UFC RIO: ALDO vs. MENDES on January 14!  Join UFC stars Junior dos Santos, Jon “Bones” Jones, Lyoto Machida, Wanderlei Silva, Rogerio Nogueira, Gray Maynard, Diego Brandao and Octagon Girls® Chandella Powell and Arianny Celeste as they celebrate the buildup to this highly anticipated event on January 14. 

Wednesday, January 11         UFCRIO Open Workouts on Barra de Tijuca Beach

11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. BRST     Join the fighters that will be stepping into the Octagon on January 14 as they make their debut during fight week.  Brazilian fans will be able to watch Jose Aldo, Vitor

 Belfort, Chad Mendes and Anthony Johnson as they work out and prepare for their upcoming bouts on Rio’s famous  Barra da Tijuca. 

UFC guest fighters and the Octagon Girls will also be making appearances. Hosted by Mario Filho, Maria Joana Aguiar and DJ Bocaiuva.

            `                                   Barra da Tijuca Beach

Praça São Perpétuo (known as “Praça do Ó”), Av. Sernambetiba 1998-2068, near Posto 3

11:00am BRST                        Appearances by UFC Guest Fighters and Octagon Girls         

12:00p.m. – 12:30p.m. BRST  Anthony Johnson                   

12:30p.m. – 1:00p.m.  BRST   Chad Mendes

1:00p.m. – 1:30p.m.  BRST     Vitor Belfort

1:30pm – 2:00p.m.  BRST       Jose Aldo

Open to accredited media

Additional media are invited to cover, please RSVP to fernandaprates@textual.com.br

Interviews and photo ops available with all 4 fighters

Media Check In 11:00a.m. BRST

Free and Open to the Public

7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. BRST      UFC Autograph Signing with Wanderlei Silva at Centauro Leblon

Fans will have the opportunity to meet Brazilian UFC legend and TUF Brasil coach, Wanderlei Silva                                               

Centauro Leblon

Av. Afrânio Melo Franco

290 – Leblon

Rio de Janeiro – RJ, CEP: 22430-060

All media are invited to cover/ interviews and photo ops available

Thursday, January 12            UFCRIO: Press Conference

AVAILABLE LIVE VIA SATELLITE & LIVE ON GLOBOESPORTE.COM AND UFC.com  

Also available for viewing with the following online media portals:

Globoesporte.com / SporTV.comhttp://www.globo.com/

UOL – http://www.uol.com.br/

IG – http://www.ig.com.br/

Terra – http://www.terra.com.br

Yahoo! - http://br.yahoo.com/

ESPN Brasil – http://espn.estadao.com.br

Tatame - http://www.tatame.com.br/

PVT - http://portaldovaletudo.uol.com.br/

1:00p.m. – 2:30p.m. BRST     UFCRIO: Pre-Fight Press Conference

The Crystal Room

Copacabana Palace Hotel

Av. Atlantic 1702,

Copacabana 22021-001, Rio de Janeiro

Featuring:   Jose Aldo – UFC featherweight champion

Chad Mendes – UFC featherweight contender

Vitor Belfort – UFC middleweight contender

Anthony Johnson – UFC middleweight contender

Doors open at 12:00pm

Video and interview opportunities.

Media availability with Aldo, Mendes, Belfort and Johnson directly afterwards

This event is open to accredited media only, please provide name and ID at check-in

Media Parking: Valet

Media Entrance: Main Entrance

6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. BRST      Mangueira Samba School with Junior dos Santos, Jon Jones, and Octagon Girls

Join UFC champions Junior dos Santos, Jon Jones and UFC beauties Arianny Celeste and Chandella Powell as they visit the world famous Mangueira Samba School.

Quadra GRES Estação Primeira de Mangueira
Rua Visconde de Niterói, 1072 – Mangueira
Rio de Janeiro | RJ – CEP: 20943-001

All media are invited to cover/ interviews and photo ops available

7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. BRST      UFC Autograph Signing with Rogerio Nogueira “Lil’ Nog” at Paqueta Esportes, Norte Shopping Mall

Paquetá Esportes

Norte Shopping

Av. Dom Hélder Camara, 5474

Cachambi – Rio de Janeiro – RJ

All media are invited to cover/ interviews and photo ops available

7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. BRST      UFC Autograph Signing with Demian Maia in Sao Paulo Centauro, Bourbon

                                                Centauro Store, Shopping Bourbon

                                                Rua Turiassú, 2100

                                                São Paulo – SP – CEP: 05005-900   

 

Friday, January 13                UFCRIO WEIGH-INS

HSBC Arena

                                                Avenida Embaixador

Abelardo Bueno

3401-Barra da Tijuca

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4:00p.m. – 7:30p.m.  BRST   

4:00p.m.                                  Doors Open

4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m. BRST      Lucky fans in attendance will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet all of the UFC guest stars that are in town for UFC Rio.  UFC Fighters Junior dos Santos,  Lyoto Machida, Wanderlei Silva, Rogerio Nogueira, Gray Maynard

and Diego Brandao will be signing autographs from 4:30-5:30pm at the HSBC Arena.

5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. BRST      Q & A with UFC host Paula Sack and UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos

7:00p.m. – 7:30p.m. BRST      Weigh Ins

Open to accredited media

Additional media invited to cover, please RSVP to fernandaprates@textual.com.br

Media Check-in from 2-3 pm, please provide ID and name at check in

Saturday,  January 14           UFCRIO Fight Night

HSBC Arena

                                                Avenida Embaixador

Abelardo Bueno,

3401-Barra da Tijuca

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

7:30p.m. BRST                        Media check-in at: GATE 5

8:30p.m. BRST                        Venue Doors Open

 

9:00p.m. – 10:30p.m. BRST    Celebrity Red Carpet:  Follow signs to “Red Carpet/Press Entrance”

10:05p.m. BRST                      First Bout: Live on Combate Channel

1:00a.m. BRST                        UFC RIO LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW

4:00a.m. BRST                        UFC RIO Concludes (estimated)

4:30a.m. BRST                        Post-Fight Press Conference (estimated)

 

This event is open to accredited media only   

Media Check-in from 7:30-10:30pm, please provide ID and name at check in to pick up your credential

Follow UFC on twitter @ufc_brasil andfighters and keep tabs on #UFCRIO to meet them up close and personal as they appear throughout the city.

UFC Rio Fighters                                                                             

 

@TheOneMMA
@gonzagabjj                                                                                                              
@josealdojunior

@ErickSilvaMMA

@SertanejoUFC

@vitorbelfort
@TavaresMMA

@Ednaldolula
@ToquinhoMMA

 

@chadmendes                                                                                                           

@anthony_rumble

@josealdoUFC

@mike_pyle

@micci1219judo

@sammyjstout

@Terry_Etim

@EdsonBarbozaJR

@MikeMassenzio

 

UFC Guest Fighters

@junior_cigano

@jonnybones

@lyotomachidafw

@wandfc

@DiegoBrandaoMMA

@minotouromma

@ariannyceleste

@chandellapowell

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