The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Brazil on Saturday night at UFC 142, where Aldo vs. Mendes emanates from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
In the featured attraction, explosive Brazilian destroyer Jose Aldo defends his featherweight strap in a potential stylistic nightmare against the undefeated American Chad Mendes.
Meanwhile, Brazilian superstar Vitor Belfort will try to make Anthony Johnson doubt his future at middleweight as they face off in a volatile 185-pound showdown.
Here's a breakdown of all the action on tap for the pay-per-view and the UFC's first preliminary card on the FX network:
Main Card (PPV): Jose Aldo (21-1) vs. Chad Mendes (11-0)
The UFC featherweight champion carries a 13-fight winning streak into his Brazilian homecoming against the unbeaten American wrestler Mendes.
Aldo, 25, a product of Nova Uniao, has dominated the featherweight ranks since his North American debut at WEC 34, stopping the likes of Cub Swanson, Mike Brown and Ma...