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Paulo Thiago vs. Mike Pyle Added to UFC 142 in Brazil

Paulo ThiagoPaulo Thiago will fight again in front of a home crowd when he’s expected to take on fellow welterweight Mike Pyle at UFC 142 on January 14 in Rio de Janeiro, according to Tatame.

Thiago (14-3) snapped a two-fight losing streak with a unanimous decision over David Mitchell at UFC 134, the UFC’s first event in Brazil in 13 years in August, while Pyle (21-8-1) won three-straight before suffering a first-round TKO to prospect Rory MacDonald in August.

UFC 142 is topped by featherweight champion Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes and currently features Brazilians in every bout, including Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson, Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza, and Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout.

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