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.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 3, 2013
VenueHSBC Arena
CityRio De Janeiro, Brazil
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]

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 (punches) 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 lb) 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.