By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
UFC 142 took place in Brazil tonight and featured Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo defending his title for the third time, this time in front of his home country.
Aldo stopped Chad Mendes late in the first round, knocking him out with knees and punches.
Elsewhere on the card, Vitor Belfort took on Anthony Johnson in what was suppose to be a middleweight but due to Johnson not coming in near weight was changed. Belfort would survive Johnson's initial onslaught, submitting him with fifteen second left in the first round.
Complete results below:
Jose Aldo def. Chad Mendes via knockout (knee and punches) – Round 1, 4:59 – retains featherweight title
Vitor Belfort def. Anthony Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:45
Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Massenzio via submission (heel hook) – Round 1, 1:03
Carlo Prater def. Erick Silva via disqualification (illegal punches) – Round 1, 0:29
Edson Barboza def. Terry Etim via knockout (spinning heel kick) – Round 3, 2:02
Thiago Tavares def. Sam Stout via unanimous decision (no scores given)
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ednaldo Oliveira via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:22
Yuri Alcantara def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Mike Pyle def. Ricardo Funch via TKO (knees and punches) – Round 1, 1:22
Felipe Arantes def. Antonio Carvalho via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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