??The UFC returns to pay-per-view for the eighth time this year on Saturday night as “UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie” goes down at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
There have been several injury-ridden cards in 2013, but UFC 163 takes the cake. The original main event, as well as several main- and preliminary-card bouts, were changed in the weeks leading up to the event.
Fortunately, the UFC’s lone undisputed Brazilian champion made it through training camp in one piece. Featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) looks to extend his remarkable winning streak to 13-0 since joining the Zuffa ranks in 2008 when he puts his belt on the line for a fifth time in the UFC, this time against Chan Sung Jung (13-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC).
That’s not all UFC 163 has to offer, though.
Both fighters only have suffered defeats to men who currently hold or once held the UFC’s 205-pound strap, and one of them will attempt to make a distinctive case as the No. 1 contender with an impressive win.
With the event quickly approaching and lots on the line for all 24 fighters, let’s take a few minutes (with thanks to the UFC and FightMetric) to review some event-related facts about UFC 163.
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JOSE ALDO, UFC featherweight champion
CHAN SUNG JUNG, top featherweight contender
LYOTO MACHIDA, light heavyweight contender
PHIL DAVIS, light heavyweight contender
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