Archive: UFC 163

Aug 3, 2013 12:28 pm

UFC 163 Video: Vinny Magalhaes Fighting For His Mother

This could be the most important fight of his career, but Vinny Magalhaes says he’s more than ready as he prepares to face another BJJ blackbelt, Anthony Perosh. “When I first won the world tournament, my mom didn’t even know about it. I came home and said “Mom, I won the world tournament!” But she...

Aug 3, 2013 12:24 pm

Phil Davis Talks Tonight’s Machida Fight: ‘I’m Going to Win’

Tonight, in the UFC 163 co-main event, a pivotal light-heavyweight matchup between Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis goes down. For Phil Davis, the opportunity to be considered a top contender passed him up in 2012 when he suffered his first and only career defeat in his headlong slot against Rashad Evans. Now three fights removed...

Aug 2, 2013 1:29 pm

UFC 163 Weigh-In Results: One Fighter Misses Mark on First Attempt

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Tomorrow (August 3rd) Jose Aldo will place his UFC featherweight title on the line against “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. All fighters scheduled to perform tomorrow night hit the scales today (August 2nd) for the weigh-ins. All fighters, with...

Aug 2, 2013 11:00 am

Watch Today’s UFC 163 Weigh-Ins Live On BJPENN.COM (3:00pm ET)

The official ‘UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie’ weigh-ins goes down today from Rio de Janeiro’s HSBC Arena. If you are not in Rio to catch the event live, join the BJPENN.COM crew right here and catch it with us. Use the player below to watch the live streaming broadcast starting at 3:00 pm ET/Noon...


Aug 2, 2013 10:49 am

Jose Aldo Believes TKZ Deserves UFC 163 Title Shot

“I was already in the groove of training for Pettis, but unfortunately, he got hurt, so we did have to adjust a few things. They have different styles. But I was already training, and I was already prepared, so just adjusting those final details… I think this fight is a very good fight. He deserves...

Aug 2, 2013 10:48 am

Lamas Down But Not Out Over Recent Title Snubs

  Ricardo Lamas feels like a man left out in the cold in the UFC featherweight division. Lamas has won four straight and seven of the his last eight, including top names like Cub Swanson and Erik Koch. But Lamas has been passed over, sometimes last minute, by Frankie Edgar (in a surprise announcement at...

Aug 1, 2013 10:59 am

PHOTO | Aldo & TKZ Staredown At Today’s Press Conference

Today at the UFC 163 pre-fight press conference, main event fighters, Jose Aldo and Chang Sung Jung squared off for the cameras. UFC 163 takes place this Saturday night (Aug. 3) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Aug 1, 2013 10:02 am

Lyoto Machida Says UFC Demanded Rematch for Anderson Silva

UFC 163 fighter and former UFC champion Lyoto Machida knows a little something about title rematches as his consecutive bouts with Mauricio Rua started a streaky run for ‘The Dragon’. Now Machida weighs in on a situation concerning his friend and former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. In an interview with O Globo, Machida covered...

Jul 31, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | Countdown To UFC 163: Aldo vs. TKZ Full Episode

Will the unpredictable, darn-near-unstoppable Chan Sung Jung – aka ‘The Korean Zombie’ – be the one to end Jose Aldo’s reign over the featherweight division? See how both fighters are preparing for their upcoming title test.

Jul 24, 2013 1:41 pm

VIDEO | UFC 163: Aldo vs Korean Zombie Extended Preview

It’s phenom vs. fearless as dynamic champion Jose Aldo faces the nearly-unstoppable “Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung. Plus, light heavyweight legend Lyoto Machida looks to shut down rising force Phil Davis.

Jul 24, 2013 11:06 am

Benson Henderson Looking Forward to Getting His Hands on Anthony Pettis

After a bizarre series of card changes, former WEC lightweight champions Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis will face off in the Octagon to crown the best 155-pounder on the planet. Pettis was scheduled to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 163 for the featherweight title but was forced out after sustaining an injury. Upon learning of...

Jul 19, 2013 9:53 am

Clint Hester out, Cezar Ferreira now meets Thiago Santos at UFC 163

August’s UFC 163 event has undergone yet another change, as Thiago “Marreta” Santos (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in to replace the injured Clint Hester (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and will now meet Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on the evening’s main card. Ferriera claimed the “TUF: Brazil” tournament title by defeating...

Jul 18, 2013 9:48 am

With Robert Drysdale Out, UFC Newcomer Francimar Barroso Faces Ednaldo Oliveira

Jiu-jitsu ace and UFC newcomer Robert Drysdale was recently forced out of his UFC 163 bout with Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1, 1 NC) with a staph infection. Now, his former opponent, Ednaldo Oliveira, has been given a new challenger to face on August 3rd. That new challenger, like Drysdale, is also promotional newcomer as Francimar Barroso (15-3)...

Jul 12, 2013 7:46 am

With Josh Koscheck Injured, Bout With Demian Maia Scrapped from UFC 163

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck (17-7) has been stricken with injury and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 163 bout with Demian Maia (18-4). The two top welterweights were set to face off on August 3rd. With the short notice and legal complications that come along with setting up a fight past U.S. borders, the...

Jul 10, 2013 11:15 am

Chan Sung Jung Made Big Changes Outside Cage for Aldo Fight

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Chan Sung Jung, the fighter popularly known as the Korean Zombie, will be taking on arguably one of the best fighters pound-for-pound in Jose Aldo at UFC 163.  Jung is taking this fight after Anthony Pettis, who was originally slated to challenge Aldo’s title, was forced out with a knee injury....

Jul 9, 2013 11:08 am

VIDEO | UFC 163: Aldo vs. Jung Preview

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo continues his streak of superfights by taking on “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in one of the most anticipated battles of 2013. Plus, Demian Maia fights Josh Koscheck, and Lyoto Machida meets Phil Davis.

Jul 4, 2013 10:25 am

Josh Thomson: Give me Anthony Pettis, then a title shot

UFC lightweight contender Josh Thomson (20-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is coming off a huge TKO win over former #1 contender Nate Diaz back at UFC on FOX 7 in April. Now, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion has his eyes set on one man and one goal as he told mmajunkie.com in a recent interview: “I’m...