Packed card in Brazil highlighted by featherweight title fight.
UFC 163 will feature arguably one of the most unpredictable title fights of the year when Jose Aldo defends his featherweight belt against Chan Sung Jung in Brazil this weekend.
Aldo will be looking to further cement his reputation as one of the best all-round mixed martial artists in the world today, when he defends his belt for the sixth time.
Ranked as the number three on the promotion’s pound-for-pound list, Aldo has no obvious weakness in his arsenal of weapons either on the feet or on the ground.
Bringing a record of 22-1 with 13 wins by knockout into this weekend’s bout, Aldo’s stand-up is amongst the most dangerous yet technical, in the UFC.
Watch Aldo take on Mike Brown for the WEC title here.
His knockout against Chad Mendes at UFC 142 was one of the most brutal seen for some time in the UFC, and the Brazilian will be aiming to keep his belt in front of his fans in his homeland.
Standing in Aldo’s way is ‘The Korean Zombie’
Possessing not just the best nickname in the UFC, Jung brings with him substantial skills to the Octagon for every fight.
Like Aldo, Jung is expected to keep the fight on the feet as he looks to bring out his inner ‘Zombie’ and continue to move forward despite the constant threat of Aldo’s vicious leg kicks.
However, Jung’s skills on the ground are not to be underestimated with eight his 13 wins in his career coming by way of submission, including the UFC’s first ever win by Twister over Leonard Garcia in 2011.
Check out the full fight between Jung and Garcia here.
If Jung were able to pull off the upset it would be a massive shot in the arm for the UFC and mixed martial arts in Korea, with Jung to be the first-ever Asian title holder in the promotion’s history.
No matter who wins, the action, potentially over five rounds, is set to keep fans on the edge of their seat in Rio de Janeiro and around the world.