The promising headliner for UFC 163 tomorrow night in Rio de Janeiro is officially a go, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chang Sung Jung, yes “The Korean Zombie” himself, both made weight this afternoon. Aldo and “TKZ” each weighed in at 145 pounds for the main event scrap, before engaging in a respectful face off.
Phil Davis and former champ Lyoto Machida also made weight for their light-heavyweight bout, as both men came in at 205 pounds.
There were no major incidents or fireworks at the weigh-ins, except flyweight John Linker came in at 129 on his first attempt for his bout with Jose Maria. The latter weighed in at 126.
So, here are the official weigh-in results for UFC 163 and away we go. The preliminary bouts get underway on Facebook beginning at 6:30 EST, Saturday, and the main card will be available via PPV starting at 10:00 EST.
Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 PM ET)
Jose Aldo (145) vs. Chan Sung Jung (145)
Phil Davis (205) vs. Lyoto Machida (205)
Cezar Ferreira (185) vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos (183)
Thales Leites (185) vs. Tom Watson (185)
John Lineker (129) vs. Jose Maria (126)
Preliminary Card (FX, 8 PM ET)
Vinny Magalhaes (205) vs. Anthony Perosh (205)
Sheila Gaff (135) vs. Amanda Nunes (136)
Neil Magny (171) vs. Sergio Moraes (170)
Ian McCall (125) vs. Iliarde Santos (125)
Preliminary Card (Facebook, 6:30 PM ET)
Josh Clopton (145) vs. Rani Yahya (145)
Francimar Barroso (204) vs. Ednaldo Oliveira (205)
Viscardi Andrade (170) vs. Bristol Marunde (171)