Featherweight king Jose Aldo says Anthony Pettis cut the 145-pound line. Nonetheless, the scrap’s happening. You know how we know? The official event poster for UFC 163 has both of their mugs plastered on it.
The two collide August 3 inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, so Aldo will be enjoying home cage advantage.
A light heavyweight affair between former champ Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis serves as the co-main attraction.
Josh Koscheck could be fighting for his UFC life against Demian Maia in the night’s third featured fight.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
Viscardi Andrade vs. Bristol Marunde
John Lineker vs. Phil Harris
Robert Drysdale vs. Ednaldo Oliveira
Ian McCall vs. Iliarde Santos
Rani Yahya vs. Josh Clopton
Thales Leites vs. Tom Watson
Sergio Moraes vs. Neil Magny
Amanda Nunes vs. Sheila Gaff
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh
Clint Hester vs. Cezar Ferreira
Demian Maia vs Josh Koscheck
Lyoto Machida vs. Phil Davis
Anthony Pettis vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)