UFC 163 Tickets On Sale Wednesday


 The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Rio de Janeiro on August 3 at HSBC Arena, with the featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Anthony Pettis. UFC fans will also have the chance to watch former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida for the first time in Brazil, when  he faces wrestler Phil Davis.

Also on the card, Demian Maia will look to stay unbeaten at welterweight as he takes on former title challenger Josh Koscheck. Plus, the first UFC women's bantamweight bout on Brazilian soil will take place, as Salvador native Amanda Nunes meets fellow striker Sheila Gaff.
UFC 163 marks Aldo's return to Rio de Janeiro, where he famously ran into the crowd after a first-round knockout of Chad Mendes at UFC Rio 2 in January 2012. More recently, Aldo defended his title at UFC 156 with a unanimous decision over former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
Card for UFC 163: Aldo vs Pettis

Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis (for featherweight title)
Lyoto Machida vs. Phil Davis (light heavyweight)
Demian Maia vs. Josh Koscheck (welterweight)
Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira vs. Clint Hester (middleweight)
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh (light heavyweight)
Amanda Nunes vs. Sheila Gaff (women's bantamweight)
Sergio Moraes vs. Neil Magny (welterweight)
Thales Leites vs. Tom Watson (middleweight)
Rani Yahya vs. Josh Clopton (bantamweight)
Ednaldo "Lula" Oliveira vs. Robert Drysdale (light heavyweight)
Iliarde Santos vs. Ian McCall (flyweight)
John Lineker vs Phil Harris (flyweight)
Viscardi Andrade vs Bristol Marunde (welterweight)

Tickets for the event go on sale Wednesday, June 12 at 8 pm local time via All bouts subject to change.

The stars of the UFC 163 main and co-main events attended a press conference in Rio today, where they discussed their matchups and posed for pictures.


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