UFC 142 Betting Odds & Fight Card for Aldo vs. Mendes Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:28

UFC 142 Betting Odds

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (TheSpread) – The UFC Featherweight Champion returns to his home country to defend his title in the main event of UFC 142 on Saturday night.

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UFC 142 takes place Saturday night and the main card will air live on Pay-Per-View at 10PM ET. The event takes place from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Preliminary bouts will air live on FX.

The main event of UFC 142 features Brazilian Jose Aldo (20-1) defending his featherweight championship against top contender and unbeaten Chad Mendes (11-0). Aldo is the favorite to retain his title according to oddsmakers, as he has been given a money line of -250 while the challenger Mendes has odds of +200 to win the strap. Aldo is a very talented striker that uses muay thai knees, kicks, and punches to overwhelm his opponents. He also has some solid takedown defense, which helps against Mendes, who is an explosive wrestler. Mendes has some fast hands, but he will not have the edge on his feet against a fighter like Aldo. Mendes must avoid the kicks and take Aldo to the mat if he hopes to win the championship.

The co-main event of Saturday’s card features a pair of explosive middleweight fighters as Brazilian Vitor Belfort (20-9) takes on Anthony Johnson (10-3). Oddsmakers see this as a very close fight with Belfort getting a money line of -120 while Johnson has odds of -110. Belfort is a veteran of the octagon and has some of the fastest hands in all of MMA and some of the most powerful. Johnson is no joke himself, as he has devastating power in his hands and feet. Johnson is moving up in weight for the first time, as he was a welterweight for most of his career. The key to this fight will be Johnson’s striking, as he is not as technical as Belfort. Johnson must not leave himself open with a wild punch, because he will be put to sleep if he does.

For the complete odds for the available fights of UFC 142, see below.

UFC 142 Betting Odds & Fight Card

UFC Featherweight Championship

Chad Mendes +200

Jose Aldo -250

Middleweight Bout

Anthony Johnson -110

Vitor Belfort -120

Middleweight Bout

Mike Massenzio +385

Rousimar Palhares -485

Welterweight Bout

Carlo Prater +385

Erick Silva -485

Lightweight Bout

Terry Etim +220

Edson Barboza -280

Lightweight Bout

Thiago Tavares -110

Sam Stout -120

Heavyweight Bout

Edinaldo Oliveira +108

Gabriel Gonzaga -138

Featherweight Bout

Yuri Alcantara -173

Michihiro Omigawa +143

Welterweight Bout

Ricardo Funch +330

Mike Pyle -430

Featherweight Bout

Antonio Carvalho -220

Felipe Arantes +170

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