Phil Davis earned the biggest win of his UFC career as he edged Lyoto Machida on the scorecards to earn a split decision victory with scores of 29-28 across the board. Late takedowns in both the first and second rounds may have been the difference on the cards, as boos erupted from the crowd with the reading of the official decision.
It has been a long road back to the UFC for Thales Leites. After nearly four years away from the octagon, the new and improved Leites used his hands to set up his takedowns and dominating ground game to control and batter Tom Watson over three rounds of action, earning him a lopsided unanimous decision victory.
UFC Featherweight Champ Jose Aldo defends his title against The Korean Zombie. Top-ranked light heavyweight contender Lyoto Machida faces the once-beaten Phil Davis. Select members of the ProMMAnow.com staff have submitted their predictions for some of the standout fights taking place at UFC 163 in Brazil this weekend.