UFC 163

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UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie
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The poster for UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date August 3, 2013
Venue HSBC Arena
City Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Attendance 13,873[1]
Buyrate 180,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen

UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie[3] was a mixed martial arts event held on August 3, 2013, at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.[4]


The main event was expected to feature current UFC Featherweight Champion, José Aldo taking on future UFC Lightweight Champion, Anthony Pettis.[5] However, in mid-June Pettis pulled out of the bout citing a knee injury and was replaced by Chan Sung Jung.[6] The bout was also notable because it was Jung's last event before returning to South Korea for compulsory military service.

Josh Koscheck was expected to face Demian Maia at the event. However, Koscheck was forced out of the bout with an injury and as a result, Maia was pulled from the card as well.[7]

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.[8] Oliveira faced UFC newcomer Francimar Barroso at the event.[9]

Phil Harris was expected to face John Lineker at the event. However, Harris was forced out of the bout and Lineker faced promotional newcomer José Maria Tomé.[10]

Clint Hester was expected to face Cezar Ferreira at the event. However, Hester was forced out of the bout with an injury and was replaced by Thiago Santos.[11]

Brian Stann co-commentated the card with Mike Goldberg due to a prior commitment for Joe Rogan.[12]

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.[13]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
  1. ^ For the UFC Featherweight Championship.
  2. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Ferreira vs Santos bout.
  3. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Leites vs Watson bout.


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[14]

  • Fight of The Night: Ian McCall vs. Iliarde Santos
  • Knockout of The Night: Anthony Perosh
  • Submission of the Night: Sérgio Moraes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "UFC 163 draws announced attendance of 13,873 fans in Rio de Janeiro". MMA Junkie. 2013-08-04. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Pay Per View". MMAPayout.com. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-29. 
  3. ^ a b "UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  4. ^ Staff (2013-03-12). "Report: 'UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis' booked for Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  5. ^ John Morgan (2013-02-05). "Anthony Pettis drops to 145, meets UFC champ Jose Aldo on Aug. 3". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  6. ^ Nate Wilcox (2013-06-14). "Anthony Pettis out of UFC 163 with injury, Chan Sung Jung to face Jose Aldo". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  7. ^ Staff (2013-07-12). "Josh Koscheck injured, out of UFC 163 fight with Demian Maia in Rio". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  8. ^ Adam Hill (2013-07-16). "Las Vegan Robert Drysdale forced to pull out of UFC debut". reviewjournal.com. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  9. ^ Mike Whitman (2013-07-17). "Report: Robert Drysdale off UFC 163 with Staph; Francimar 'Bodao' Tapped as Replacement". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  10. ^ Staff (2013-07-18). "Jose Maria Tome replaces Phil Harris, meets John Lineker at UFC 163". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  11. ^ Christoferr Esping (2013-07-18). "Clint Hester skadad, Thiago 'Marreta' möter nu Cezar 'Mutante' på UFC 163". mmanytt.se. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  12. ^ Staff (2013-07-24). "Brian Stann replaces Joe Rogan for UFC 163 color commentator duties in Brazil". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  13. ^ Staff (2013-08-02). "UFC 163 weigh-in results". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  14. ^ Staff (2013-08-04). "UFC 163 bonuses: Perosh, Moraes, McCall, Santos earn $50,000 awards". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-08-04.