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UFC 142 Prelims to Air on FX

UFC will make its debut on FX on Jan. 14 when the network airs the UFC 142 prelims, a FUEL TV official confirmed with MMAFighting.com on Tuesday.

FUEL TV, who shares the same parent company, FOX, as FX, will broadcast the majority of UFC prelim bouts in 2012, however, the UFC 142 undercard will air on the network's sister channel, FX.

FUEL TV will air the weigh-ins live and a post-fight show immediately following the event.

The UFC 142 main card, headlined by Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes for the UFC featherweight title, airs live on pay-per-view. The event will take place at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Below is a look at the full card:

Main card:
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes -- UFC featherweight title
Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson
Mike Massenzio vs. Rousimar Palhares
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Erick Silva
Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim

Prelims:
Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares
Mike Pyle vs. Paulo Thiago
Fabio Maldonado vs. Stanislav Nedkov
Rob Broughton vs. Ednaldo Oliveira
Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio "Pato" Carvalho
Yuri Alcantara vs. Michihiro Omigawa

For more on FUEL TV's extensive lineup of UFC programming in 2012, click here.

Full disclosure: Ariel Helwani is a reporter for FUEL TV.