|UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie|
The poster for UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||August 3, 2013|
|City||Rio De Janeiro, Brazil|
The main event was expected to feature current UFC Featherweight Champion, José Aldo taking on future UFC Lightweight Champion, Anthony Pettis. However, in mid-June Pettis pulled out of the bout citing a knee injury and was replaced by Chan Sung Jung. The bout was also notable because it was Jung's last event before returning to South Korea for compulsory military service.
Promotional newcomer Robert Drysdale was expected to face Ednaldo Oliveira at the event. However, Drysdale pulled out of the bout in mid-July citing a lingering staph infection. Oliveira faced UFC newcomer Francimar Barroso at the event.
John Lineker missed the 126 pound weight allowance for a Flyweight fight, weighing in at 129 pounds. As a result, he surrendered 20 percent of his purse to his opponent, José Maria, and the bout took place as a 129-pound catchweight fight.
|Featherweight||José Aldo (c)||def.||Chan Sung Jung||TKO (shoulder injury)||4||2:00||[a]|
|Light Heavyweight||Phil Davis||def.||Lyoto Machida||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Cezar Ferreira||def.||Thiago Santos||Submission (guillotine choke)||1||0:47|
|Middleweight||Thales Leites||def.||Tom Watson||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Catchweight (129 lbs)||John Lineker||def.||José Maria Tomé||TKO (punches)||2||1:03|
|Preliminary card (FX)|
|Light Heavyweight||Anthony Perosh||def.||Vinny Magalhães||KO (punches)||1||0:14|
|Women's Bantamweight||Amanda Nunes||def.||Sheila Gaff||TKO (elbows)||1||2:08||[b]|
|Welterweight||Sérgio Moraes||def.||Neil Magny||Submission (triangle choke)||1||3:13||[c]|
|Flyweight||Ian McCall||def.||Iliarde Santos||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (Facebook)|
|Featherweight||Rani Yahya||def.||Josh Clopton||Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Francimar Barroso||def.||Ednaldo Oliveira||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Viscardi Andrade||def.||Bristol Marunde||TKO (punches)||1||1:36|
- For the UFC Featherweight Championship.
- This bout aired on the broadcast following the Ferreira vs Santos bout.
- This bout aired on the broadcast following the Leites vs Watson bout.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of The Night: Ian McCall vs. Iliarde Santos
- Knockout of The Night: Anthony Perosh
- Submission of the Night: Sérgio Moraes
- "UFC 163 draws announced attendance of 13,873 fans in Rio de Janeiro". MMA Junkie. 2013-08-04. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
- "Pay Per View". MMAPayout.com. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
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- Mike Whitman (2013-07-17). "Report: Robert Drysdale off UFC 163 with Staph; Francimar 'Bodao' Tapped as Replacement". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-07-17.
- Staff (2013-07-18). "Jose Maria Tome replaces Phil Harris, meets John Lineker at UFC 163". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
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