Our coverage of UFC 163 rolls along with our recaps of tonight’s FX preliminary bouts. In tonight’s FX feature fight, Anthony Perosh would pick up a much-needed victory over hometown favorite Vinny Magalhães. In other FX preliminary action, Amanda Nunes, Sergio Moraes, and Ian McCall pick up victories tonight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Perosh Crushes Magalhães
In the FX feature fight of the night, Anthony Perosh would pick up a crucial victory tonight over the favored Vinny Magalhães at UFC 163. Perosh picked up a quick KO by landing a slick right hand as the Brazilian looked to tie up. The Aussie quickly pounced and finished the fight with powerful strikes. Perosh’s last two fights have now lasted a combined 21-seconds after tonight’s win and his 7-second loss to Ryan Jimmo last year at UFC 149.
Nunes Hammers Gaff
In tonight’s dose of WMMA action, Sheila Gaff and Amanda Nunes put it all on the line tonight in Rio. Nunes would overcome some small mistakes to hammer away on the German fighter with vicious elbows. The victory for Nunes was the first by a Brazilian woman in the Octagon.
Moraes Submits Magny in “Submission of the Night” Candidate
In a battle of TUF vets, TUF 16’s Neil Magny and TUF Brazil’s Sergio Moraes squared off in the second FX bout of the evening. Moraes would not allow Magny to get his striking game going as he quickly got the fight to the ground. From there, it was all downhill for Magny as he would try to be competitive but Moraes’ grappling prowess was simply too much. Moraes would expertly pass to mount and then proceed to hit gorgeous triangle that forced Magny to submit moments later. “The Panther” has now won two straight since his dropping his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil Finale on UFC 147.
“Uncle Creepy” Defeats Santos
In tonight’s FX opener, Ian McCall would square off with Iliarde Santos in a bout that saw “Uncle Creepy” victorious. McCall’s speed was the deciding factor in tonight’s fight, as he constantly left his opponent swinging at air. “Uncle Creepy” had intended to win this fight on the canvas, but Santos proved a game opponent and negated much of McCall’s wrestling. The victory is McCall’s first in four tries in the UFC, giving the elite flyweight a much-needed win in the Octagon. Santos drops to 0-2 in the Octagon, but his performance tonight should earn him another shot.
- Anthony Perosh def. Vinny Magalhães via TKO (strikes) at 0:14 of Round 1
- Amanda Nunes def. Sheila Gaff via TKO (elbows) at 2:08 of Round 1
- Sergio Moraes def. Neil Magny via submission (triangle choke) at 3:13 of Round 1
- Ian McCall def. Iliarde Santos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)