Today UFC.com confirmed two more fights for the January 14 UFC Rio Card. Two of the Brazilians who won at the August show in Rio will be back.
After getting another quick sub in his fight at UFC 138 last Saturday, England’s Terry Etim (15w, 3l) will be putting his reputation as the king of the guillotine on the line against Edson Barboza Junior (9w, 0l). Edson, a native of the town of Nova Friburgo in Rio de Janeiro state, is a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu. The winner will be a good deal closer to challenging Frankie Edgar for his belt.
Another fight announced that is just as well matched has the lightweight Thiago Tavares (16w, 4l, 1d) taking on Canada’s Sam Stout (17w, 6l, 1d), winner of the knockout of the night award in his last appearance, at UFC 131. Thiago and Sam are no strangers to fight of the night bonuses.
Check out the card so far:
UFC Rio 142
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Saturday, January 14, 2012
José Aldo vs Chad Mendes
Vitor Belfort vs Anthony Johnson
Terry Etim vs Edson Junior
Sam Stout vs Thiago Tavares