The UFC’s upcoming trip to Rio de Janeiro has added a matchup of TUF veterans as Clint Hester will face off with Cezar Ferreira. The bout will likely land on the evening’s undercard. UFC officials announced the pairing this past Friday.
TUF 17’s Clint Hester secured his first official UFC victory at the TUF 17 Finale when he destroyed TUF 16’s Bristol Marunde with a brutal elbow strike in the third round of their fight. Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira has yet to fight since winning the inaugural TUF: Brazil middleweight title by defeating Sergio Moraes at UFC 147.
UFC 163 takes place August 3 at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. A UFC featherweight title fight between champion José Aldo and Anthony Pettis will headline the August fight card. A welterweight battle between Demian Maia and Josh Koschek will co-headline the card.
UFC 163 Fight Card:
- UFC Featherweight Title Fight: José Aldo (c) vs. Anthony Pettis
- Demian Maia vs. Josh Koschek
- Vinny Magalhães vs. Anthony Perosh
- Tom Watson vs. Thales Leites
- Sergio Moraes vs. Neil Magny
- Clint Hester vs. Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira