First, Aldo, Jung, and the rest of the fighters had to make weight on Friday at the HSBC Arena.
The champion and the challenger must weigh-in on weight or below to make a title bout official, and neither
“No matter what people might think, I’m confident in my ability to win,” said Jung after stepping off the scale.
The champion wasn’t lacking for confidence either.
“I feel more confident with the crowd because the push me forward all the time,” said Aldo about fighting in front of his home country fans. “I don’t care what (Korean Zombie) is doing, how he’s training. I can’t be beaten here at home.”
Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis square off in the night’s co-main event in a pivotal light heavyweight bout, the winner making a strong claim for a title shot.
Machida and Davis each stepped on the scale at 205 pounds even.
The only fighter having difficulty making weight was John Lineker, whose flyweight fight with Jose Maria Tome is supposed to kick of the UFC 163 pay-per-view. He stepped on the scale at 129 pounds. Lineker was given two hours to try and cut down to the 126-pound limit for their non-title bout.
UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie Weigh-in Results
Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View):
-Jose Aldo (145) vs. Chan Sung Jung (145)
-Lyoto Machida (205) vs. Phil Davis (205)
-Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (185) vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos (183)
-Thales Leites (185) vs. Tom Watson (185)
-John Lineker (129) vs. Jose Maria Tome (126)*
Preliminary Bouts (on FX):
-Vinny Magalhaes (205) vs. Anthony Perosh (205)
-Amanda Nunes (136) vs. Sheila Gaff (135)
-Sergio Moraes (170) vs. Neil Magny (171)
-Ian McCall (125) vs. Iliarde Santos (125)
Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook):
-Rani Yahya (145) vs. Josh Clopton (145)
-Ednaldo Oliveira (205) vs. Francimar Barroso (204)
-Viscardi Andrade (170) vs. Bristol Marunde (171)
*Lineker was given two hours to lose three pounds.