UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes Prelims Air in 2-Hour Special on FX

December 13, 2011
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UFC 142 posterThe UFC once again heads to Brazil on Jan. 14 for UFC 142 and the prelims will be showcased in a two-hour special on FX.

Sources close to the promotion confirmed the special to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday.

FX was expected to show many of the preliminary specials that previously aired on Spike TV once the promotion’s new deal with FX kicked off in 2012.

UFC 142 will serve as a launching pad for the new product, with a two-hour special showcasing the preliminary bouts for the card taking place in Brazil.

The fights expected to air during the two-hour show include Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout, Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Pyle, Fabio Maldonado vs. Stanislav Nedkov, Rob Broughton vs. Ednaldo Oliveira, Felipa Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho, and Michihiro Omigawa vs. Yuri Alcantara.

UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes will air live on pay-per-view starting at 10pm ET/7pm PT with the preliminary special on FX kicking off at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

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  • Thats awesome! These free fights are more interesting than the 2 main events! Sorry, but watching Aldo dominate a guy for 5 rounds does nothing for me and Belfort v Johnson is a good fight, but as a co main event it means I have no reason to buy this PPV. At least there are plenty of free events in January to give me my fix!

    • KBEsq

      I think because it’s in Brazil, it has the England effect. Just throw British fighters on the card, and headline it with Bisping, and you’ll be fine.

      Because it’s in Brazil, the UFC is probably not going to stack this card with huge names they need to sell cards in the U.S.

      That said, I actually think the card is good, notwithstanding. Etim v. Barboza is an awesome fight, and I cannot wait for Johnson v. Belfort. And who doesn’t want to see the whiny, cheating Palhares lose!?

  • storgs

    correct me if i am wrong. There will be 6 fights on the 2 hr prelims on fx?

  • Brian u must be kidding saying that jose is going to dominate all 5 rounds. Chad is a big threat so jose aldo better bring his A game. The main card is going to be awesome and so is the co main event. I am not to sure about the rest of the card but still should be exciting.

  • Is it on the fx channel over ere in ***** england aswell thn.?HOPE SO LIKE.

    • Not quite sure how it works with Fox’s international outlets/partners.