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Posted on January 15, 2012 by John Petit
The co main event was shadowed by questions in the last 24 hours because Anthony Johnson weighed in at over 12 pounds over the limit. Belfort took the bout, and also earned 20% of Johnson’s purse, and was able to overwhelm Johnson early in the fight. Belfort was able to hurt Johnson with strikes, and sink in a rear naked choke for the win. Dana White said after the event, that Johnson will most likely be cut from the promotion because this is the third time he missed weight.
The bonuses went to Edson Barboza for his wheel kick knock out of Terry Etim. Barboza and Etim also won the fight of the night bonus. Rousimar Palhares earned the bonus for submission of the night, for his heel hook win over Mike Massenzio. The bonus was for $65,000 and that means Barboza walks out with $130,000.
Edson Barboza, Terry Etim and
Featherweight Championship: José Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes José Aldo defeated Chad Mendes via KO (knee and punches) at 4:59 of round 1 to retain the UFC Featherweight Championship
Middleweight bout: Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson Vitor Belfort defeated Anthony Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:49 of round 1.
Middleweight bout: Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Massenzio Rousimar Palhares defeated Mike Massenzio via submission (heel hook) at 1:03 of round 1
Welterweight bout: Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater Carlo Prater defeated Erik Silva via disqualification (illegal blows to back of head) at 0:29 of round 1
Lightweight bout: Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim Edson Barboza defeated Terry Etim via KO (wheel kick) at 2:02 of round 3
Preliminary card (FX)
Lightweight bout: Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout Thiago Tavares defeated Sam Stout via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight bout: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ednaldo Oliveira Gabriel Gonzaga defeated Ednaldo Oliveira via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:22 of round 1
Featherweight bout: Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa Yuri Alcantara defeated Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Welterweight bout: Ricardo Funch vs. Mike Pyle Mike Pyle defeats Ricardo Funch by TKO (Knee & Punches) at 1:22 of round one
Featherweight bout: Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio Carvalho Felipe Arantes defeated Antonio Carvalho via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)