UFC 142's Fight Card in Brazil Gets Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes Megafight

Dale De SouzaAnalyst INovember 1, 2011

Don't blink when January 14th rolls around, Bleacherholics, because Jose Aldo is coming home.

The reigning 145-lb. UFC World Champion and undisputed Featherweight monster carries an untouched streak of wins spanning from his WEC days and beyond when he faces the undefeated Chad "Money" Mendes with Aldo's twelve pounds of "The Midas Touch" on the line in front of the most raucously passionate MMA crowd in the world.

MMA Weekly reported the news late Monday night, although UFC President Dana White originally told FOX Sports of the big news.

Don't let Aldo's recent decision wins over Mark Hominick and Kenny Florian fool you too harshly, as the Speed Demon of Brazil has posted up impressive outings against gamers such as Mike Brown and Manny Gamburyan in the past, and in addition to those three UFC veterans, a stunning eight-second knockout of Cub Swanson has further cemented the reputation currently held by "Scarface", as a relentless and ravaging fireball who makes impressive Featherweights look more than unworthy of Octagon exposure.

However, he comes into his third official UFC Featherweight title defense as a Superman facing off against his proverbial kryptonite in Mendes, who boasts a dominating wrestling offense and an overpowering top game and will not make Aldo's fight an easy one-minute affair, despite coming in on enemy territory against the quintessential hero Aldo.