Which stars will shine brightest at UFC 163?

UFC 163’s two main fights featuring Jose Aldo-Chang Sung Jung and Lyoto Machida-Phil Davis have the makes of star-studded must-win affairs.

Jose Aldo, the king of the kick, is the UFC Featherweight champion. His advanced fighting armory is shown best in his diverse kicking techniques. Spinning back kicks, leg kicks, push kicks, flying knees, knees to the body, his legs will be the tools embossed in his expanding legacy. Every opponent leaves the cage red and sore. Can Aldo do the same to “The Korean Zombie”?

That depends, can Jung keep Aldo off of him? Can Jung dodge his strikes and keep his legs at bay? Well, that depends. The Taekwondo and Jiu-Jitsu practitioner would have to keep Aldo pinned on the ground to send out his own barrage of ground-n’-pound. Striking with Aldo on foot would probably end with him on the floor and begging for mercy (well, maybe not in words)?

Most predict Aldo will succeed in his plan — he’ll have to make each move with the usual wit he has done throughout his career. Jung won’t be finished — he’s one of the toughest men in the business. He proved his worth last year in a fight-of-the-year winning stoppage victory of Dustin Poirier.

This is not all the card has to offer. In a much-worthy co-feature Lyoto Machida will once again look for a shot at world level. Machida is a masterful Karate artist and BJJ black belt. He’s ranked just below the greats of the sport. His opponent is Phil Davis, the lanky grappler is on the comeback trail after a disappointing loss to Rashad Evans at UFC on Fox 2. A win for either man lines up an immient title shot.

Order UFC 163 on PPV, August 3rd in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

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