UFC 142 – Chad Mendes Vs. Jose Aldo Play By Play

Sometimes, cards that don’t look great on paper turn out to be fun. As a fan, your expectations are lowered and you can just enjoy the action. Let’s hope that UFC 142 is that way because on paper, it looks like a bit of an afterthought.

The big news yesterday was that Anthony Johnson’s body shut down when he was trying to cut weight and he weighed in at 197 for a 185 pound fight. Vitor accepted the fight as long as Johnson didn’t weigh more than 205 this morning and Johnson has to give him 20% of his purse. The fight will go on.

1. Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza

The first round featured a ton of leg kicks and some nice boxing. Neither guy really got the advantage and while a lot of strikes scored, no one was in trouble. Leg kicks may hurt Etim in the next couple rounds.

Etim started to gain some momentum late in the round, but Barboza’s striking is more varied and he’s landing the harder shots. Etim needs to close out strong to win this one.

Holy cow! Barboza threw a wheel kick and caught Etim right in the face with his heel. Etim went stiff and out.

Winner: Edson Barboza by way of 1st round TKO

2. Carlo Prater vs. Erick Silva

Well, that was fast. Silva landed a right hand, then a knee when Prater buckled and them hammer fists on the ground and it was over. Uh oh. The referee is going to take away Silva’s victory because of shots to the back of the head. There have been many worse occurrences of hitting in the back of the head. Silva got a raw deal.

Winner: Carlo Prater by way of disqualification

3. Mike Massenzio vs. Rousimar Palhares

Massenzio never had a chance. After kicking him low, Palhares grabbed him, pulled him into his guard, and immediately heel hooked him.

Winner: Rousimar Palhares by way of 1st round submission

4. Anthony Johnson vs. Vitor Belfort

Vitor is the biggest babyface on earth right now. Johnson started early, using his wrestling and landing a huge bomb when Belfort was on his back. Johnson got another takedown, but they were stood back up quickly. Vitor got Johnson down, got his back, and sunk in a rear naked choke for the win.

Winner: Vitor Belfort by way of 1st round submission

5. Chad Mendes vs. Jose Aldo

It was a funny exchange early on. Mendes landed a couple of leg kicks. And then Aldo landed one. Aldo’s looked like it was about 10 times harder. Mendes worked for the takedown and just couldn’t get it. He had a shot at one, but Aldo held onto the cage. He let Aldo get away and he was still in a crouch. Aldo kneed him right in the face and followed up with a bomb on the ground and it was over with one second left in the round.

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