Pettis hurt, Korean Zombie to face Aldo at UFC 163


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Anthony Pettis has sustained a training injury and will be replaced by “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung against UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 163 in Brazil.

The news was announced by UFC President Dana White this morning on Twitter:

Dana White ?@danawhite

“Pettis hurt his knee, Korean Zombie will now face Jose Aldo for the title on the Aug card in Rio Brazil.”

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