The UFC takes its fabled Octagon back to Brazil this Saturday, August 3, for UFC 163.
Headlining the event is a featherweight affair between champion Jose Aldo and No. 1 contender Chan Sung Jung, better known as "The Korean Zombie."
Also of note is a light heavyweight showdown between Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis, a pairing that will function as the evening's co-main event.
On the whole, UFC 163 hasn't generated too much buzz within the MMA community and it isn't all that difficult to discern the reason for that. Aside from the event's top two draws, there isn't a whole lot of star power or high impact fights to go around.
But just because UFC 163 isn't thrilling on paper doesn't mean you should sleep through it. As any MMA fan knows, sometimes these underwhelming events turn out to be higher on action than even the most highly anticipated ones.
And that is why Bleacher Report has got you covered with a guide to all of Saturday night's happenings.
UFC 163 will kick off with a trio of bouts that you can catch online. As per usual, this portion of the event will feature some of the promotion's lesser-known talent, though the presence of Rani Yahya lends a sense of familiarity.
Fights on the Facebook portion of UFC 163 include:
- Rani Yahya vs. Josh Clopton
- Ednaldo Oliveira vs. Francimar Barroso
- Viscardi Andrade vs. Bristol Marunde
The Facebook prelims are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Tier two of the UFC 163 fight card will air on FX. It features four fights over a two-hour span, and can be seen in Canada on Sportsnet 360.
Fights on the FX portion of the card include:
- Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh
- Amanda Nunes vs. Sheila Gaff
- Sergio Moraes vs. Neil Magny
- Ian McCall vs. Iliarde Santos
The FX prelims with start at 8 p.m. ET.
UFC 163 Main Card
The pay-per-view component of the event consists of the promotion's standard five-pack. The card features a bevy of Brazilian talent and will be capped off by a featherweight title fight.
Fights on the UFC 163 main card include:
- Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung (Featherweight title fight)
- Lyoto Machida vs. Phil Davis
- Cezar Ferreira vs. Thiago Santos
- Thales Leites vs. Tom Watson
- John Lineker vs. Jose Maria Tome
The start time for the UFC 163 main card is 10 p.m. ET
Now that you know when and where to catch this weekend's UFC action, don't forget to check in with us at Bleacher Report for coverage of the event, including live results and post-fight analysis.
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