The first UFC event of 2012 has arrived and with it comes a solid card set to take place in an electric environment thanks to the always lively Brazilian fans. Coming to you live on Saturday night from Rio de Janeiro it’s UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes where featherweight champion Jose Aldo will put his belt on the line against undefeated grappler Chad Mendes. Also set to co-headline the card, national hero Vitor Belfort welcomes powerhouse Anthony Johnson to the middleweight division.
Before any of the competitors can clash in the cage they first had to step on the stage in hopes of making weight for their respective rumbles. For the most part such was the case with the exception of Johnson who came in more than ten pounds heavy. As a result he will be fined 20% of his purse and must be under 205 pounds tomorrow afternoon before the bout with Belfort or it will be cancelled.
Check out the UFC 142 weigh-in video:
Read below for a full list of results:
Antonio Carvalho (144 lbs) vs. Felipe Arantes (145 lbs)
Mike Pyle (171 lbs) vs. Ricardo Funch (170 lbs)
Yuri Alcantara (145 lbs) vs. Michihiro Omigawa (146 lbs)
Edinaldo Oliveira (229 lbs) def. Gabriel Gonzaga (250 lbs)
Sam Stout (155 lbs) vs. Thiago Tavares (155 lbs)
Terry Etim (155 lbs) vs. Edson Barboza (154 lbs)
Erick Silva (169 lbs) vs. Carlo Prater (170 lbs)
Rousimar Palhares (186 lbs) vs. Mike Massenzio (184 lbs)
Vitor Belfort (186 lbs) vs. Anthony Johnson (197 lbs)
Jose Aldo (145 lbs) vs. Chad Mendes (144 lbs)
*Note: Anthony Johnson is not on weight and not even close to making it, according to Dana White. Vitor Belfort wants Johnson to come in at 205 lbs or less when he steps into the cage tomorrow or the fight might be off. So he will weigh in today and tomorrow before the fight. Johnson will be fined 20% of his purse.
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