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Featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, celebrates with (Credit: AP)

Featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, celebrates with fans after defeating Chad Mendes, from the US, in the first round at UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Jan. 15, 2012)

UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes

Photos from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, host city for UFC 142 on Jan. 14, 2012.

Featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, celebrates with
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Featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, celebrates with fans after defeating Chad Mendes, from the US, in the first round at UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Jan. 15, 2012)

Defending featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, celebrates
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Defending featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, celebrates with fans after defeating Chad Mendes, from the US, during their featherweight title bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Chad Mendes, from the US, left, fights defending
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Chad Mendes, from the US, left, fights defending featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, during their featherweight title bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Jan. 15, 2012. Aldo defended his belt defeating Mendes on the first round. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, left, punches Chad
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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, left, punches Chad Mendes, during their featherweight title bout at the UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jan. 15, 2012.

Defending featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, top,
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Defending featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, top, is lifted by Chad Mendes, from the US, during their featherweight title bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Jan. 15, 2012. Aldo defended his belt defeating Mendes on the first round. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Defending featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, right,
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Defending featherweight champion Jose Aldo, from Brazil, right, punches Chad Mendes, from the US, during their featherweight title bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Jan. 15, 2012. Aldo defended his belt defeating Mendes on the first round. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Vitor Belfort, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Antony
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Vitor Belfort, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Antony Johnson, from the US, during their middleweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Vitor Belfort, from Brazil, top, punches Antony Johnson,
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Vitor Belfort, from Brazil, top, punches Antony Johnson, from the US, during their middleweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Jan. 15, 2012. Belfort defeated Johnson. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Vitor Belfort, from Brazil, left, fights Antony Johnson,
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Vitor Belfort, from Brazil, left, fights Antony Johnson, from the US, during their middleweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. Belfort defeated Johnson. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Mike Pyle celebrates after defeating Ricardo Funch in
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Mike Pyle celebrates after defeating Ricardo Funch in their welterweight bout at UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Yuri Alcantara, from Brazil, right, kicks Michihiro Omigawa,
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Yuri Alcantara, from Brazil, right, kicks Michihiro Omigawa, from Japan, during their featherweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Erick Silva, from Brazil, celebrates after his welterweight
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Erick Silva, from Brazil, celebrates after his welterweight mixed martial arts bout against Carlo Prater, also from Brazil, at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. Silva was later disqualified and lost the fight due to illegal punches, according to the judges. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Felipe Arantes, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Antonio
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Felipe Arantes, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Antonio Carvalho, from Canada, during their featherweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Rousimar Palhares, from Brazil, does a backflip in
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Rousimar Palhares, from Brazil, does a backflip in celebration after defeating Mike Massenzio, from the US, during their middleweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Edson Barboza, from Brazil, left, exchanges punches with
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Edson Barboza, from Brazil, left, exchanges punches with Terry Etim, from the UK, during their lightweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Terry Etim, from the UK, right, is kicked
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Terry Etim, from the UK, right, is kicked by Edson Barboza, from Brazil, during their lightweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Edson Barboza, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Terry
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Edson Barboza, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Terry Etim, from the UK, during their lightweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Thiago Tavares, from Brazil, left, punches Sam Stout,
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Thiago Tavares, from Brazil, left, punches Sam Stout, from Canada, during their lightweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Jan. 15, 2012. Tavares defeated Stout. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Thiago Tavares, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Sam
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Thiago Tavares, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Sam Stout, from Canada, during their lightweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Gabriel Gonzaga, from Brazil, reacts after defeating Ednaldo
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Gabriel Gonzaga, from Brazil, reacts after defeating Ednaldo Oliveira, also from Brazil, during their heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Gabriel Gonzaga, from Brazil, reacts after defeating Ednaldo
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Gabriel Gonzaga, from Brazil, reacts after defeating Ednaldo Oliveira, also from Brazil, during their heavyweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Yuri Alcantara, from Brazil, left, punches Michihiro Omigawa,
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Yuri Alcantara, from Brazil, left, punches Michihiro Omigawa, from Japan, during their featherweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday Jan. 14, 2012. Alcantara defeated Omigawa. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Felipe Arantes, from Brazil, top, fights Antonio Carvalho,
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Felipe Arantes, from Brazil, top, fights Antonio Carvalho, from Canada, during their featherweight mixed martial arts bout at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday Jan. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Antonio Carvalho, from Canada, reacts during his featherweight
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Antonio Carvalho, from Canada, reacts during his featherweight mixed martial arts bout against Felipe Arantes, from Brazil, at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday Jan. 14, 2012. Carvalho lost the fight. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Jose Aldo, from
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Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Jose Aldo, from Brazil, weighs-in ahead of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Aldo will face Chad Mendes, from the US, on Friday for the UFC featherweight title. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Chad Mendes, from
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Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Chad Mendes, from the US, weighs-in ahead of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Mendes will face Jose Aldo, from Brazil, on Friday for the UFC featherweight title. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Chad Mendes, from
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Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Chad Mendes, from the US, gestures as he weighs-in ahead of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Mendes will face Jose Aldo, from Brazil, on Friday for the UFC featherweight title. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Jose Aldo, left, and Chad Mendes at the
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Jose Aldo, left, and Chad Mendes at the UFC 142 weigh-ins in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Jan. 13, 2012.

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Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Vitor Belfort, from
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Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Vitor Belfort, from Brazil, gestures to fans as he weighs-in ahead of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Belfort will face Anthony Johnson, from the U.S., Friday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Anthony Johnson, from
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Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Anthony Johnson, from the US, weighs-in ahead of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Johnson will face Vitor Belfort, from Brazil, Friday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Rousimar 'Toquinho' Palhares,
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Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Rousimar 'Toquinho' Palhares, from Brazil, gestures to fans as he weighs-in ahead of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Palhares will face Mike Massenzio, from the US, Friday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Ring model Chandella Powell smiles as Mixed Martial
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Ring model Chandella Powell smiles as Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, fighter Edson Barboza, from Brazil, weighs-in ahead of the the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC, 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Bardoza will face Terry Etim, from the UK, Friday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Gabriel Gonzaga, from Brazil, gestures as he weighs-in
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Gabriel Gonzaga, from Brazil, gestures as he weighs-in ahead of UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gonzaga will face Ednaldo Oliveira, also from Brazil. (Jan. 13, 2012)

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Jose Aldo prepares to train during UFC Rio
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Jose Aldo prepares to train during UFC Rio open workouts on Barra de Tijuca Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Jan. 11, 2012.

Jose Aldo, of Brazil, prepares to train during
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Jose Aldo, of Brazil, prepares to train during UFC Rio open workouts on Barra de Tijuca Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday Jan. 11, 2012. Aldo will face Chad Mendes, of the U.S., on Jan. 14 at the Ultimate Fighting Championship's UFC 142, the organization's second event in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Jose Aldo, of Brazil, right, trains as part
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Jose Aldo, of Brazil, right, trains as part of UFC Rio open workouts on Barra de Tijuca Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday Jan. 11, 2012. Aldo will face Chad Mendes, of the U.S., on Jan. 14 at the Ultimate Fighting Championship's UFC 142, the organization's second event in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Chad Mendes, of the U.S., right, trains as
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Chad Mendes, of the U.S., right, trains as part of UFC Rio Open Workouts on Barra de Tijuca Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday Jan. 11, 2012. Mendes will face Jose Aldo, of Brazil, on Jan. 14 at the Ultimate Fighting Championship's UFC 142, the organization's second event in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Chad Mendes, from the U.S., bottom, carries a
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Chad Mendes, from the U.S., bottom, carries a man as he trains during UFC Rio open workouts on Barra de Tijuca Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He challenges Jose Aldo for the featherweight title at UFC 142 on Jan. 14. (Jan. 11, 2012)

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Jose Aldo, of Brazil, left, and Chad Mendes,
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Jose Aldo, of Brazil, left, and Chad Mendes, of the U.S., pose together during the UFC Rio open workouts on Barra de Tijuca Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Jan. 11, 2012)

Vitor Belfort, of Brazil, right, trains during UFC
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Vitor Belfort, of Brazil, right, trains during UFC Rio open workouts on Barra de Tijuca Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of his fight against Anthony Johnson. (Jan. 11, 2012)

Vitor Belfort, of Brazil, second from left, trains
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Vitor Belfort, of Brazil, second from left, trains during the UFC Rio open workouts event on Barra de Tijuca Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Jan. 11, 2012)

UFC Octagon Girl Chandella Powell holds up Jose
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UFC Octagon Girl Chandella Powell holds up Jose Aldo's featherweight belt during the UFC Rio open workouts event on Barra de Tijuca Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Jan. 11, 2012)

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