It may not be Friday the 13th, but it does seem eerie for the athletes on the card for UFC 142. Besides Paulo Thiago, who suffered a dislocated elbow, and Stanislav Nedkov, who had visa issue, two more fighters tipped to do battle on January 14 in Rio have had to pull out from the event.
England’s Rob Broughton and Armedia’s Siyar Bahadurzada have also fell to injury and will not face Ednaldo “Lula” and Erick Silva, respectively. No word of who will be replacing them has come from the promotion yet.
HSBC Arena, Barra, Rio de Janeiro
January 14, 2012
José Aldo vs Chad Mendes
Vitor Belfort vs Anthony Johnson
Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares vs Mike Massenzio
Erick Silva vs Adversário a ser definido
Edson Barboza vs Terry Etim
Thiago Tavares vs Sam Stout
Mike Pyle vs Adversário a ser definido
Yuri “Marajó” Alcântara vs Michirio Omigawa
Fabio Maldonado vs Adversário a ser definido
Ednaldo “Lula” Oliveira vs Adversário a ser definido
Felipe “Sertanejo” Arantes vs Antônio Carvalho