The UFC website officially announced the fight between Brazil’s Vitor Belfort and the USA’s Anthony “Rumble” Johnson for the next UFC in Brazil, the promotion’s 142nd in all, on January 14, 2012.
“Verbal agreement has been given for an explosive bout between the powerful Anthony Johnson and ‘The Phenomenon’ Vitor Belfort at UFC 142,” says UFC president Dana White.
At 27 years of age, Johnson holds a record of ten wins and three losses, winning by knockout on seven occasions. Belfort, 34, has a record of 20 wins and nine losses, with 14 knockout wins to his name.
The main event for UFC Rio II/142 has featherweight champ José Aldo defending his post against Chad Mendes.