UFC 163: Aldo vs. Zombie: The Observer Picks

UFC 163

By Josh Nason

UFC 163 is about as buzzless a PPV card as you'll see all year with a fan favorite gunning for the 145-pound title, an interesting co-main event...and not much else. No full preview this week, but with five events in 31 days, you'll get your fill of us enough in August.

Our Panel:

Dave Meltzer (53-25 -- .679): Wrestling Observer founder & writer

Todd Martin (54-24 -- .692): Weekly FFD guest | LA Times | Sherdog

Mike Sempervive (48-30 -- .615): Wrestling Observer Live | Big Audio Nightmare

Mike Sawyer (51-27 -- .653): ToughTalkMMA.com

- Josh Nason (57-21 -- .730): Wrestling Observer web editor, social media guy

- Oliver Copp (48-30 -- .615) of combat sports insider fame


Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung (aka The Korean Zombie)

Aldo: Martin, Sawyer, Copp, Sempervive, Meltzer, Nason

Lyoto Machida vs. Phil Davis

Machida: Sawyer, Copp, Sempervive, Meltzer
Davis: Martin, Nason

Thiago Santos vs. Cezar Ferreira

Ferreira: Martin, Sawyer, Copp, Sempervive, Meltzer, Nason

Thales Leites vs. Tom Watson

Leites: Sawyer, Meltzer
Watson: Martin, Copp, Sempervive, Nason

Jose Tome vs. John Lineker

Lineker: Martin, Sawyer, Copp, Sempervive, Meltzer, Nason

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