Injuries to Clint Hester and Phil Harris shake up UFC 163 PPV fight card for Aug. 3 in Rio


Here we go again...

Anthony Pettis, Robert Drysdale, Josh Koscheck ... the list of banged up Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters goes on and on.

Joining the list of injured reserves are Clint Hester and Phil Harris. The former was felled by torn cartilage in his ribs, while the latter was benched after breaking his orbital bone. That means Cezar Ferreira now meets Thiago Santos, while Jose Maria Tome takes on John Lineker, according to MMA Fighting.

When and where?

The upcoming UFC 163: "Aldo vs. Korean Zombie" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Aug. 3, 2013 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Both bouts are slotted for the televised main card.

Here is the reworked UFC 163 fight card and line up:

Main Event:

145 lbs.: UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung

Pay-Per-View Main Card (10 p.m. ET):

205 lbs.: Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida
185 lbs.: Cezar Ferreira vs. Thiago Santos
185 lbs.: Thales Leites vs. Tom Watson
125 lbs.: John Lineker vs. Jose Maria Tome

FX Channel Prelims (8 p.m. ET):

205 lbs.: Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh
135 lbs.: Sheila Gaff vs. Amanda Nunes
170 lbs.: Neil Magny vs. Sergio Moraes
125 lbs.: Ian McCall vs. Iliarde Santos

Facebook Prelims (6:30 p.m. ET)

145 lbs.: Josh Clopton vs. Rani Yahya
205 lbs.: Francimar Barroso vs. Ednaldo Oliveira
170 lbs.: Viscardi Andrade vs. Bristol Marunde

Still a decent card? Or not PPV worthy?

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