Tavares outpointed Sam Stout over three rounds for a unanimous decision victory in the featured bout on FX, while Gonzaga returned to the UFC with a first-round submission of fellow countryman and Octagon newcomer Edinaldo Oliveira.
Brazilians were also victorious in two of the other three prelims, as Yuri Alcantara topped Michihiro Omigawa and Felipe Arantes edged Antonio Carvalho, while Mike Pyle knocked out Brazil’s Ricardo Funch in just 82-seconds.
The official UFC 142 preliminary card results were:
- Thiago Tavares def. Sam Stout via unanimous decision (no scores announced)
- Gabriel Gonzaga def. Edinaldo Oliveira via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 3:22
- Yuri Alcantara def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
- Mike Pyle def. Ricardo Funch via TKO (strikes) – Round 1. 1:22
- Felipe Arantes def. Antonio Carvalho via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Pictured: Gabriel Gonzaga