RIO DE JANEIRO – “UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes” takes place this evening at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and features UFC 145 pound champ Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes in a featherweight title fight main event.
The action kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) LIVE on Facebook with one preliminary card fight, then moves to FX at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with the remaining preliminary card fights. Following that, the UFC 142 Pay-Per-View broadcast begins at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary throughout the evening. Following tonight’s main event, the UFC 142 post-fight press conference will stream LIVE in our UFC Room and is scheduled to start at approximately 1 a.m. ET (10 p.m. PT).
UFC 142 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view)
- Jose Aldo def. Chad Mendes by knockout (strikes) Rd 1 (4:59)
- Vitor Belfort def. Anthony Johnson by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (4:49)
- Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Massenzio by submission (heel hook) Rd 1 (1:03)
- Carlo Prater def. Erick Silva by DQ (strikes to back of head) Rd 1 (:29)
- Edson Barboza def. Terry Etim by knockout (wheel kick) Rd 2 (2:02)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX)
- Thiago Tavares def. Sam Stout by unanimous decision (no scores given)
- Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ednaldo Oliveira by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (3:22)
- Yuri Alcantara def. Michihiro Omigawa by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
- Mike Pyle def. Ricardo Funch by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (1:22)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook)
- Felipe Arantes def. Antonio Carvalho by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC 142 play-by-play:
Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho
Round 1 – The crowed erupts for Arantes. Leon Roberts is the referee. Arantes with an overhand right, throws a kick and gets tripped up and goes to the ground as Carvalho gets on top in half guard, begins dripping some shots. Arantes tries to get up but Carvalho maintains control, sprawls as Arantes reaches for a leg. Carvalho gets his back briefly, Arantes gets to his fett, Carvalho with a front headlock, lands a few knees to the head. Arantes dives for the legs. Carvalho sprawls and mounts Arantes. Arantes uses a hip escape and makes it to his feet. They square up. Body kick and a jab from Arantes. Head kick, blocked, misses a spinning back kick. Jab from Arantes. He blocks a head kick, lands a leg kick. Carvalho with a punch/kick combo that misses. Arantes fires back, lands a right. Left hook, head kick from Carvalho. Inside leg kick. Head kick, blocked. Carvalho grabs a single leg as Arantes throws a jumping knee that scores. Arantes won’t go down, hopping on one leg. PMN scores round one 10-9 for Carvalho.
Round 2 – Arantes blocks a head kick. Inside leg kick from Carvalho. Arantes fires back with a quick body kick and nice punch combo that scores. Triple jab from Arantes. Left hook to the body from Carvalho. Leg kick. Arantes gives him one back, jumping head kick from Arantes is blocked. Leg kick from Carvalho. Arantes clinches up against the cage. He backs out, throws a head kick, blocked. They square up. Arantes with a right hand. Carvalho goes for a takedown, stuffed, lands a right. Arantes lands a nice head kick to the screams of the crowd. Carvalho walks through it. Thai clinch and knee to the body from Arantes, jumping knee, right hand behind it. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Arantes.
Round 3 – Right hand from Carvalho, leg kick. Leg kick from Arantes, then a left hook, leg kick combo. Carvalho with a punch combo. He shoots, pulls guard. Carvalho with mission control, lets it go. Elbow from Arantes, again, more elbows and it opens Carvalho up, still inside full guard. Arantes lands more elbows. More elbows from Arantes. Carvalho throwing little punches off his back but he’s losing this round and fight now. Arantes moves to half guard. Carvalho makes it to his feet, eats a knee. Arantes attacks, drops his hands. Carvalho misses a wheel kick. Throws a one two, misses. Arantes fires back with a combo, lands a big right. Carvalho chasing, misses a jumping knee, gets tagged. Arantes jumps up on the cage believing he has won. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Arantes and the fight 29-28 for Arantes.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Felipe Arantes def. Antonio Carvalho by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3 (5:00)
Ricardo Funch vs. Mike Pyle
Round 1 – Yamasaki is the referee. Pyle flashes a jab. Funch lands a right. Pyle with a leg kick. Funch with a leg kick. They tie up, body shot from Pyle, they exchange knees. Jab, jab from Pyle, leg kick. Straight right from Pyle stuns Funch, he follows up with a Thai clinch and a knee to the face. Funch goes down and Pyle finishes him off with a few more punches. The crowd boos the American. Good win for the Xtreme Couture product.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Mike Pyle def. Ricardo Funch by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (1:22)
Pyle says he’s going to look like this every time, warns the welterweights, then tells Brazil he loves them.
Michihiro Omigawa vs. Yuri Alcantara
Round 1 – Leon Roberts is the referee. Omigawa starts with his back to Alcantara. Omigawa dances around Alcantara. He eats a punch combo. He lands a right. Alcantara lands a left, then a right. Alcantara with a left. Omigawa misses a spinning backfist. Both guys are swinging big. Omigawa using some sweet angles, lands a left but gets caught with a punch. Right hand from Alcantara, body kick. One two from Alcantara. A left. Thai clinch and a knee from Alcantara. He hurts Omigawa with a punch combo, he wobbles to the ground and Alcantara takes his back. Omigawa gets up falls and spins around landing on top of Alcantara inside his full closed guard. He opens his guard as Omigawa passes to half guard. Alcantara recovers guard. Alcantara throws up an armbar with less than 10 seconds to go. Time runs out but Omigawa never tapped. The arm looks jacked from the video but the fight continues. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara.
Round 2 – Left hand from Omigawa as he looks for angles. Spinning backfist from Omigawa, just misses. Right hand from Alcantara and Omigawa goes down as Alcantara gets on top in half guard. Omigawa gets mounted. He uses the cage to push off but Alcantara rides him and takes his back. Alcantara with a couple elbows, big left hands. Alcantara locks on a rear naked choke but Omigawa is free. Omigawa bleeding by his right ear. Omigawa with full guard. Alcantara escapes guard, lands a few left hands. Omigawa grabs a leg, eats a few punches. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Alcantara.
Round 3 – Omigawa keeps his hands so low. Left hand from Alcantara. Right hand from Omigawa. Right hab from Alcantara.Omigawa shoots, stuffed. Right hand from Omigawa. Alcantara looks tired, but lands a couple nice punches. Jab. Big left, another left. Right left from Alcantara, left again. Right from Omigawa. Head kick from Alcantara. Left from Omigawa, Alcantara with a right left. Elbow from Omigawa. He gets the takedown and is inside Omigwa’s full guard with one minute to go. Omigawa lands some decent punches. Nice elbows and punches from Omigawa. Ref stands them up after some inactivity. Alcantara clinches up, trips Omigawa, mounts with punches, time is up. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Omigawa, the fight 29-28 for Alcantara.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Yuri Alcantara def. Michihiro Omigawa by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) Rd 3 (5:00)
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ednaldo Oliveira
Round 1 – Oliveira is a training partner of Junior Dos Santos and the champ is in his corner. This is his UFC debut. Dan Mirgliota is the referee. Oliveira circles. Gonzaga feints. Long arms of Oliveira. Gonzaga throws an overhand right, misses. This is Gonzaga’s home. Lands a right to the body. Gonzaga covers up as Oliveira punches, Gonzaga dives in and gets a nice slam. Lands in side control. Has a body lock from the back as Oliveira gets to his feet. Gonzaga trips him back to the ground, lands in half guard. Gonzaga pulls Oliveira’s arm out from under him, trying to keep him flat. Knee to the body from Gonzaga. He takes Oliveira’s back, locks in the choke and gets the submission. Oliveira taps out. Wow! Big win for Mr. Gonzaga. If he continues to use his ground skills like this, this UFC heavyweight division is in trouble. He just displayed some great wrestling and offensive grappling skill. He has focused so much on his striking, especially after the Cro Cop KO, that he got away from this style of fighting and this is where he is strongest. Great performance and I regret picking against Gonzaga in this fight because I have been a fan of his for a long time.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ednaldo Oliveira by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (3:22)
Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout
Round 1 – Stout, as all non-Brazilians have tonight, got booed badly. Tavares got lots of applause. Yamasaki is the ref. Touch gloves. They clinch. Knee from Stout to the body. Tavares muscles him to the ground, Stout’s back to the cage. Tavares trying to prevent Stout from getting to his feet. Stout gets up, swings one two, Tavares shoots, stuffed. Stout backs up, catches a kick, lands a right. Tavares shoots, stuffed, he puts Stout back down. Stout fights his way to his feet but Tavares picks him up for a slam. Stout works his back to the cage, fighting to get up but Tavares doing a great job keeping him down. Stout gets up, Tavares drops into an arm in guillotine. Stout gets free and ends up on top. Tavares tolls for a leg lock. Stout is free and back to his feet with 1:20 left in the round. Nice counter right from Stout. Left to the body. Tavares clinches and Stout pushes him off. Stout eats a right hand. He’s stalking, stuffs a shot, eats a left from Tavares. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Tavares.
Round 2 – Counter right from Tavares. Stout stalking. Tavares shoots, takes a knee to the body. Nice right from Tavares, head kick. Shoots, stuffed. Body shot from Stout, dodges a right hand. Right hand from Tavares. Again. Left jab. Tavares shoots, grabs a single, lifts it high but Stout keeps his balance. Body kick from Stout, a combo on the end of it. Body shot from Stout. Body shot from Stout. Jab from Stout. Body shot from Tavares. Body kick from Stout. PMN scores the round 10-9 Stout.
Round 3 – Touch gloves. Stout flashing a jab, Tavares swings big, misses as Stout slips it. Inside leg kick from Stout, goes high and Tavares is hurt with a low blow. His pants are ripped between his legs. Tavares stands up and jumps up and down and then lays back on his back. They restart the match. Leg kick from Tavares. Stout pressing forward. Tavares with a big overhand right misses and fakes a takedown attempt. Stout stuffs a takedown, lands a knee. Leg kick from Tavares. Stout slips a right, lands a body shot. He stalks, stuffs a shot. Tavares grabs a single, eats some punches, lets go the leg. Jab from Tavares. Big leg kick from Tavares. Body shot from Stout. Right hand from Tavares. The crowd chants as the round winds down to under a minute. Stout blocks a high kick, double jab, just misses a right. Stout with an inside leg kick. He hurts Tavares with a big right, lands another right, body shot, uppercut, one, two and Tavares survives as time runs out. He almost had the knockout. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Stout and the fight 29-28 for Stout.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Thiago Tavares def. Sam Stout by unanimous decision (no scores given) Rd 3 (5:00)
Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim
Round 1 – Barboza goes for a takedown but Etim keeps it on the feet. Leg kick from Etim. Jab, jab. Checks Barboza’s leg kick. Head kick from Etim, blocked. Etim shoots, gets the takedown but Barboza uses a butterfly guard to immediately pop up. Big leg kick from Barboza, body shot. One two from Etim. Jab jab. Leg kick from Barboza, left to the body. Inside leg kick, outside from Barboza. Etim checks a kick. Lead hook from Etim, counter from Barboza. Lead hook, jab from Etim. Etim shoots, drives Barboza to the cage, lands a knee and stuffs the shot. Leg kick from Barboza. Etim using the jab. Inside leg kick, again from Barboza. Etim with one in return. He checks a Barboza kick. Inside leg kick from Barboza. Spinning back kick to the gut from Barboza. PMN scores the round 10-9 for Barboza.
Round 2 – Leg kick, high kick from Etim. Big leg kick Barboza. Nice combo from Barboza. Etim shoots, stuffed. Leg kick from Etim. Body shot from Barboza. Big leg kick. Inside, checked. Outside leg kick. Again. Inside. Body shot, leg kick combo. Etim checks a kick. Spinning back kick from Etim. Right hand from Etim. He shoots, drives, gets the takedown but Barboza gets right up and escapes the clinch. Jab to the body, just missing a head kick from Barboza. Etim continues to move forward. Leg kick from Barboza. Big left to the body right up high from Barboza. Body kick from Barboza. PMN scores the round 10-9 Barboza.
Round 3 – Big leg kick from Barboza. Etim answers. Inside leg kick from Barboza. Etim shoots, stuffed. Leg kick from Barboza, followed by a wheel kick that connects perfectly and Terry Etim goes out cold. Goldy says immediately it may be the best knockout in UFC history. One kick wheel kick, perfect landing, heel to jaw, knockout! Absolutely beautiful and the first in UFC history! KO of the Year!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Edson Barboza def. Terry Etim by knockout (wheel kick) Rd 2 (2:02)
Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater
Round 1 – One, two, and a knee to the gut and Prater goes down. Silva follows up with several hammerfists to the side of the head as Prater goes for a leg and Prater goes limp. It’s over just like that. This kid is dangerous. In his first UFC fight Silva won in just 40 seconds via TKO. — In a shocking turn of events, the bout is ruled a win for Prater due to disqualification. Referee Mario Yamasaki says Silva hit Prater in the back of the head… even more shocking was Rogan’s post fight interview with Yamasaki and Silva.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Carlo Prater def. Erick Silva by DQ (strikes to back of head) Rd 1 (:29)
In one of the strangest post-fight interviews I’ve ever seen — Joe Rogan confronts referee Mario Yamasaki about the call. He allows Mario to watch the replay and asks him if he feels good about the call. Mario said some hit him in the back of the head and some did not but he had to make the call right then in the heat of the moment. Joe then tells Silva he thinks Mario made a mistake. Basically, Joe put Mario on blast right in front of everyone. Strange. Personally, it seemed there was maybe one or two strikes landed to the back of the head but most of them did not and they definitely did not look intentional as Prater was turning his head away.
Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio
Round 1 – A low blow halts the action for a moment. As they restart Massenzio swings for an uppercut. Palhares ducks, grabs a leg, pulls guard, wraps up a heel hook and Massenzio taps out quickly, but maybe not quick enough as it appears Palhares has took home another limb with him. So dangerous — Palhares 10th submission victory!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Massenzio by submission (heel hook) Rd 1 (1:03)
Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson
Round 1 – Vitor looks ready. Dan Mirgliotta is the ref. Touch gloves. AJ misses a front kick. Catches a high kick and dumps Vitor on his back. Vitor with full guard, throws up his legs. AJ dives in with a punch. Back inside his full guard. Vitor turns around using the cage. Dana White cageside staring intently. Vitor lands some shots from the bottom. Ref stands them up. Johnson being aggressiv coming at Vitor, he ducks a punch, drives Vitor to the cage, looking for a single. Vitor with some punches to the side of the head as AJ looks for the takedown. Ref separates them. AJ misses a punch and Vitor attacks with punches. AJ shoots. Vitor pulls guard. AJ inside his full guard, he may be getting tired, hard to tell but he is not doing much. Ref stands them up again. AJ winging these ugly punches, lands a right, shoots, stuffed. Vitor lands some right hands before AJ can get up. Vitor takes his back, has hooks in and landing big punches. AJ eating some big shots. Referee right there ready to stop it. Vitor locks on a choke. AJ just lets him take his neck and chokes him out. He’s asleep. Wow! Big win for Vitor. And this crowd erupts. Rogan says it’s the loudest crowd he’s ever heard. The question will be if AJ still has a job with the UFC after this. He did not fight a smart fight. Vitor’s beautiful wife comes into the cage along with his whole team.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Vitor Belfort def. Anthony Johnson by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (4:49)
This was Vitor’s first submission win since 1997 in Ultimate Japan!
Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes
Round 1 – Yamasaki is the ref. Aldo keeps his head down not looking at Mendes during the faceoff. He looks ready. Touch gloves. Leg kick inside for Mendes, again. Again. Outside leg kick and Aldo stumbles, Aldo gives Mendes one and he stumbles. Mendes checks one. Inside leg kick for Mendes. Mendes gets out of the way of the next one. Mendes times a takedown but slips off to the side. Jab from Aldo. Big leg kick from Aldo. Mendes misses an uppercut, lands a low blow. Brief time is called. Mendes dodges a leg kick. Aldo with an uppercut, Mendes shoots, stuffed. Leg kick from Aldo. Mendes trying to time a shot from the outside. He dodges a leg kick. Mendes gets a single and Aldo gets away. Leg kick from Mendes. Leg kick Mendes. Jab. Mendes grabs a leg pushes Aldo to the cage. Knees his thigh. Mendes goes to slam Aldo and he holds the cage. Tries for another slam. Knees to the thighs from Mendes. Mendes tries to pick him up. Aldo breaks free with less than 20 seconds, gives him a kick toward the face, appears to hit Mendes with a knee in the chin, he goes down and out as Aldo dives in with two final punches and Mendes is done. Mendes tries to take down Yamasaki. Aldo runs out of the cage into the crowd. There’s a near riot as it takes about 10 minutes to get him back into the Octagon. Wow! Mendes’ first loss. Class act — both guys.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Jose Aldo def. Chad Mendes by knockout (strikes) Rd 1 (4:59)