The UFC 163 PPV event is set to take place on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo looks to defend his title against “The Korean Zombie” in the main event. The co-main event will consist of a light heavyweight bout between former champion Lyoto Machida and top 10 ranked Phil Davis. The Countdown to UFC 163 show aired on FUEL TV and took a look at the paths of each fighter leading up to UFC 163.
The PPV portion of the card will start at the usual 10 p.m. ET time slot, with preliminary fights airing on Facebook at 3:35 p.m. ET and FX at 5 p.m. ET. The main event and co-main event will feature heavyweight bouts. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will rematch Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the main event. Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will take on Mark Hunt in the co-main event. The Countdown to UFC 160 show highlighted these four fighters as they prepare to do battle on Saturday night.