This Saturday, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will place his title on the line in a bout against Chad Mendes at UFC 142. To promote the upcoming event, which will take place in Aldo's home country of Brazil, the UFC will hold a pre-fight press conference on Thursday at 10 a.m. ET.
The event will also feature Anthony Johnson's middleweight debut against Vitor Belfort. Considered a massive welterweight, Johnson's move to 185 pounds has been anticipated by the MMA community for quite some time, and a win over Belfort could immediately put Johnson in the mix for a middleweight title shot.
UFC 142 headliners Aldo, Mendes, Belfort, Johnson and UFC president Dana White will all be on hand for the presser, which will be held at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Video of the press conference will be streamed live on the above video player. After the presser, stay tuned to Bleacher Report MMA for all the latest on UFC 142 and the rest of your MMA needs.
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