Another 'American vs. Brazilian' matchup looks set for UFC 163: Aldo vs. Pettis as Sergio Moraes faces Neil Magny in a welterweight scrap. Headlined by a featherweight title fight between UFC champion Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis, UFC 163 also boasts an exciting bout between welterweights Demian Maia and Josh Koscheck. UFC 163 takes place Aug. 3, 2013 from HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
After appearing on the inaugural season of TUF Brazil, Moraes made his UFC debut against Cezar Ferreira at UFC 147, losing by unanimous decision. He then fought fellow TUF cast mate Renee Forte at UFC 153, securing his first UFC win with a third-round rear naked choke. An injured ACL suffered in the bout has kept Moraes sidelined ever since.
Magney looks to be rebounding nicely from a devastating knockout at the hands of Mike Ricci in the TUF 16 semifinals. The Brooklyn native got back in the win column by earning a unanimous decision over fellow semifinalist Jon Manley at UFC 157.
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