Mike Pyle vs. Paulo Thiago Targeted For UFC 142

Paulo Thiago

Thiago welcomes Pyle to Brazil in January

A welterweight bout between Mike Pyle and Paulo Thiago is targeted for UFC 142, which takes place Jan. 14 in Rio de Janeiro.

HeavyMMA confirmed the story with sources close to the situation. Tatame first reported the fight booking.

Pyle lost in disappointing fashion in his last time in the cage to Rory MacDonald. Prior to the loss, Pyle had won three consecutive fights and was being talked about as a potential challenger for George St-Pierre’s title.

Thiago last appeared in the UFC’s first trip back to Brazil in over ten years, beating David Mitchell at UFC 134.

A featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes headlines UFC 142.

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