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UFC 163 takes place on Saturday night with the main event being Jose Aldo vs The Korean Zombie. Tonight's matches come live from Brazil, and should see the Korean Zombie make Aldo work hard, however, most have Aldo down to win, saying he has too many skills and too much power for his opponent tonight. UFC 163 prelims start at 8 p.m. ET with the main card starting from 10 p.m. ET, and all the action can be watched online through UFC.com live stream (details below).
In advance of tonight's UFC 163 the fight card underwent some unexpected changes, which led some to suggest that the overall quality of the card had suffered. However, there are a number of fights that stand out here and there should be more than enough to keep Ultimate Fighting Championship fans interested.
National hero, Jose Aldo, will be looking to fight off the threat from the Korean Zombie, otherwise known as Chan-Sung Jung. Aldo will be fighting tonight in front of his home Brazilian crowd at the HSBC Arena.
Last time Aldo fought in front of his home fans he successfully knocked out Chad Mendes, which led to ecstatic celebrations from the fighter as he ran into the stands to celebrate with his beloved fans.
Tonight will be a very different match up for him to overcome though, and the Korean Zombie is well known for his tenacity, and if Aldo does not do a good job at keeping the energetic Korean at bay then it could wear him down, and a shock result could emerge.
In some other fights tonight, there will be Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh, who will face off in the FX Preliminaries. Vinny Magalhaes (10-6-0) will face a stiff test in Anthony Perosh (13-7-0), and the 40 year old could face an energetic performance from the man 11 years his younger.
Other fights include Lyoto Machida vs. Phil Davis on the main card, with Machida having a very impressive 82 percent takedown defense rate. However, Davis has good wrestling and submissions skills, and this promises to be a close battle.
However, the main event will be with the Korean Zombie getting an unexpected featherweight title shot. He will be really up against it, and Aldo no doubt will be going all out for a massive knock out to hype up his home crowd.
Here is UFC 163's official fight card:
Aldo vs Jung
Machida vs Davis
Ferreira vs Santos
Leites vs Watson
Lineker vs Maria
Magalhaes vs Perosh
Nunes vs Gaff
Moraes vs Magny
McCall vs Santos
Yahya vs Clopton
Oliveira vs Barroso
Andrade vs Marunde
UFC 163 and Jose Aldo vs The Korean Zombie can be watched online through free live stream with the FX Preliminarites starting at 8 p.m. ET and being available to watch by clicking here