Tonight marks something of a landmark for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as they will be making a second trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a UFC event under the Zuffa banner for UFC 142 at the HSBC Arena.
If the venue sounds familiar, that's because it hosted UFC 134 back in August, and UFC 134 was one of the most successful events of that year in terms of all the attention and hype it received. So despite the injuries, the card is still expected to be a good showing of what the Brazilian market has to offer the MMA world in the main stream of things.
It's an international affair with quite a few things to take into account as we prep for the UFC's return to Rio. With that comes 15 sober truths from a fight-drunk Combat Sports connoisseur that you and yours might want to consider for UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes!