Archive: UFC 163

Jul 2, 2013 7:50 am

Cub Swanson: I’m the biggest threat to Aldo

Cub Swanson (19-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is set to square off with Dennis Siver (21-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) live this Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. A victory over Siver at UFC 162 would make it 5 straight wins for Swanson and would  inch him closer to a possible rematch with current...

Jun 21, 2013 10:28 am

UFC 163 Odds: Jose Aldo & Lyoto Machida open as big favorites

The betting lines for both the UFC 163 main and co-main events have been unveiled and they’re pretty lopsided. Brazilians Jose Aldo and Lyoto Machida have opened as big favorites over their respective opponents Chan Sung Jung and Phil Davis. Here’s a look at the lines (via BestFightOdds): UFC Featherweight Championship:  Champ Jose Aldo -560 ...

Jun 17, 2013 1:47 pm

Dana White not giving Pettis UFC 164 slot

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC), recently dropped from the UFC’s lightweight ranks to the featherweight division for a shot at 145-pound champion Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Unfortunately for “Showtime” fans, Pettis suffered a knee injury in training and was forced to withdraw from the UFC 163 event. This past week, Pettis...

Jun 17, 2013 12:16 pm

Benson Henderson Willing To Fight Pettis If UFC Wants It

Benson Henderson is currently set to defend his lightweight strap against the fast-rising wrecking machine TJ Grant at UFC 164 in Milwaukee this August, and with the news of Anthony Pettis lobbying for a spot on the UFC 164 card, the champ recently addressed the possiblility of Grant being replaced by “Showtime” Pettis. UFC 164...

Jun 14, 2013 10:47 am

Pettis Injured, Korean Zombie Steps in to Fight Aldo at UFC 163

UFC president Dana White sent out a tweet earlier today revealing the news that former #1 UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis (16-2), had injured his knee and was out of his divisional debut against featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (22-1) at UFC 163. Pettis dropped to featherweight for this bout in an attemt to steal gold...

Jun 14, 2013 8:35 am

Quick Twitt | UFC Interim-Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao Says He’s Ready to Fight

The UFC’s bantamweight division hasn’t had a legitimate champion at the head of its division since 2011 when Dominick Cruz last fought and defended his title against current flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. With Cruz’s return left without an official timeline, the UFC filled his spot temporarily. In his spot, the UFC crowned Renan Barao the...

Jun 13, 2013 3:46 pm

Robert Drysdale Says He Has No Respect for Anderson Silva

In an interview conducted by Pro MMA Now and transcribed by MMAMania.com, UFC light-heavyweight, Robert Drysdale stated some serious discourse for UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva: “I don’t know the guy, to be honest. I don’t know where his animosity toward me comes from. I don’t think about it very much, I don’t care. I...

Jun 10, 2013 3:42 pm

Ian McCall set to Battle Iliarde Santos at UFC 163 on August 3rd in Rio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, despite all of the talents and skills he possesses, is still winless in the UFC. Since the organization has introduced the flyweight division McCall has gone 0-2-1, losing a fight to Demetrious Johnson (and drawing with him) and Joeseph Benavidez. Before those three fights McCall was considered by...

Jun 10, 2013 8:54 am

Aldo: Pettis cut in line for title shot; I might as well do the same thing

Former lightweight contender Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to face off with UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC 163 this August in Brazil. This weekend Aldo was asked for his thoughts regarding Pettis dropping down to 145lbs and receiving an immediate title shot, thus pushing aside...

Jun 5, 2013 7:25 am

Rani Yahya vs. Josh Clopton and Amanda Nunes vs. Sheila Gaff added to UFC 163

Two bouts have been added to the UFC 163 event set for August 3 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A featherweight bout between Rani Yahya (18-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Josh Clopton (6-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was the first announced by UFC officials on Tuesday evening. The former WEC bantamweight title...

Jun 5, 2013 5:20 am

BJJ ace Robert Drysdale signs with the UFC

Brazilian jiu-jitsu whiz Robert Drysdale has joined the UFC light heavyweight roster. Drysdale, who has won a world grappling title, will make his organizational debut against Ednaldo Oliveira at UFC 163 on Aug. 3 in Rio de Janeiro. The 32-year-old Drysdale is one of the top instructors in the world and has helped corner UFC...

Jun 3, 2013 4:16 pm

Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis Set To Duke It Out At UFC 163

Dana White and Joe Silva have evidently put in some hours over the weekend planning what the future of the UFC’s light heavyweight division will look like. With the recent injury of Lil’ Nog, rumors were flying around that Lyoto Machida would replace him and fight Shogun Rua for a third time. After Chael Sonnen...

Jun 3, 2013 12:55 pm

Clint Hester to Battle TUF: Brazil Winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 in Brazil

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Over the weekend a few sources leaked that the UFC is working to place TUF alum Clint Hester against TUF Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira at UFC 163 at the end of the summer. Brazilian news outlet SporTV Globo first reported news of the match up on Friday (May 31, 2013); However, UFC officials have...

Jun 3, 2013 8:24 am

Sergio Moraes vs. Neil Magny added to UFC 163

UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis has picked up a welterweight bout in the form of Sergio Moraes vs. Neil Magny. Both TUF alumni are coming off wins, with Magny defeating Jon Manley via unanimous decision at UFC 157, and Moraes defeating Renee Forte via submission at UFC 153. No word on whether or not this...

May 31, 2013 8:31 am

Thales Leites returns to face Tom Watson at UFC 163

Former middleweight title challenger, Thales Leites (20-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC), is once again a UFC fighter. Leites is set to make his octagon return this August at UFC 163 in Brazil against British standout Tom Watson (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC). Leites’ was released by the UFC following a UFC 101 split decision loss to Alessio...

May 30, 2013 10:26 am

Anthony Perosh vs. Vinny Magalhaes in the Works for UFC 163

  A light-heavyweight bout between Anthony Perosh (13-7) and Vinny Magalhaes (10-6) is in the works for UFC 163. UFC 163 is set for August 3rd at the HSBC Arena. Its main card will be broadcast on PPV while the preliminary cards will take place both on Facebook then FX. Perosh is coming off of...

May 20, 2013 12:35 pm

UFC Officials Make ‘UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis’ Official For Rio de Janeiro

Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis will be making a trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 3. Aldo (22-1) will defend his belt against Pettis (16-2) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis. UFC officials announced the fight this past Saturday at...

Apr 30, 2013 10:31 pm

Demian Maia vs. Josh Koscheck Added to UFC 163

A welterweight match-up between Josh Koschek and Demian Maia will be added to UFC 163, MMAFighting.com confirmed Tuesday night.   The fight will be important for both athletes.  Koscheck (17-7) has lost two straight fights, a split decision loss to current number one welterweight contender, Johnny Hendricks, and more recently a first-round TKO loss to...