A featherweight matchup pitting Brazil’s Yuri Alcantara against Japan’s Michihiro Omigawa is one of the final additions to the UFC 142 fight card on January 14 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the UFC announced Thursday.
The UFC also confirmed another 145-pound bout between Felipe Arantes and Antonio Carvalho for the UFC 142 preliminary card.
Alcantara (26-3) earned a unanimous decision over Arantes in his Octagon debut at UFC 134 in August after scoring a first-round KO of veteran Ricardo Lamas in his lone WEC fight in December. Omigawa (13-10-1) notched a unanimous decision over Jason Young at UFC 138 earlier this month to rebound from back-to-back losses to Chad Mendes and Darren Elkins.
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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Pictured: Michihiro Omigawa