UFC 142: Paulo Thiago vs Mike Pyle in the works for Jan. 14 in Rio

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sparky
11/22/11 5:45:29PM
Brazilian supercop Paulo Thiago is expected to face off against Mike Pyle when the promotion returns to Rio de Janeiro for UFC 142, currently scheduled for the HSBC Arena on Jan. 14, 2012.

Tatame.com first reported the 170-pound match-up earlier today.

Thiago (14-3) was able to get back into the win column with a unanimous decision nod over David Mitchell at UFC 134 back in August, returning him to good standing after consecutive losses to Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann.

Does a win over Pyle put him back "in the mix?"


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Geoffo
11/22/11 5:56:49PM
No it doesn't put him "back in the mix" even if he wins. Paulo Thiago coming off a win over a relatively unknown opponent and Mike Pyle lost to a upcoming fighter (Rory Macdonald).

This will be a good fight though!
Twenty20Dollars
11/22/11 6:22:59PM
I like the fight, both seem somewhat similar and equal.
Budgellism
11/22/11 6:24:32PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

I like the fight, both seem somewhat similar and equal.



Same here. It's a good match up to make. I've got Thiago winning.
FastKnockout
11/22/11 6:53:13PM
I give Thiago the edge in JJ and striking, but Pyle the edge in wrestling and brute strength.

Leaning towards Thiago, though.
40ouncetpkid
11/22/11 8:01:39PM
If thiago lands that sick uopercut left hook combo Its over...
Bubbles
11/22/11 9:33:04PM
i have a feeling its going to end in under 5 minutes or be a decision...no middle ground.
sherrymae
11/22/11 11:02:17PM
Mike Pyle's gonna dominate with the better wrestling imo.
Chael_Sonnen
11/23/11 1:12:44AM
Pyle by complete and utter domination
prozacnation1978
11/23/11 8:52:46AM
I wouldn't be suprised if this is the hot bout
This will be a sat morning decision for me!!
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