The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, for UFC 142.
Like many UFC events outside the United States, Dana White tried to load the card up with hometown stars. For this particular event, every single fight has at least one fighter from Brazil participating in it. This will lead to major crowd support for one fighter over the other.
This event has been plagued by injuries. Four fighters needed to pull out of their fights with various injuries, but luckily all of them were replaced by new fighters, who had ample time to prepare for their upcoming battles.
This event features multiple future Hall of Famers, as well as many undefeated, rising stars in the UFC. I expect many exciting fights, with most of them being decided by the fighters and not the judge’s scorecards.
Here is my prediction for each fight at UFC 142.