MMAfighting.com photographer, Esther Lin, was on the scene at the Circo Voador in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday (Aug. 1, 2013) to shoot several notable mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters at the UFC 163: "Aldo vs. Korean Zombie" open media workouts.
Naturally, the two men who will collide in the main event of the evening, Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo and top contender Chan Sung Jung, were on the scene to promote their 145-pound showdown that will be beamed on pay-per-view (PPV) this weekend (Sat., Aug 3) at the HSBC Arena.
While Aldo has the home field advantage, Jung should still have the support of a large contingent of fans due to his incredibly entertaining fighting style which has brought him four post-fight bonuses in just three UFC fights.
The two fighters who will co-headline the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event -- Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis -- were also among the contingent required to be photo friendly, joining the likes of John Lineker, Jose Maria Tome, Cezar "Mutante" Ferreira and Thiago Santos.
Remember: MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 163 fight card on fight night (Aug. 3), starting with the Facebook "Prelims," which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, right on through the FX-televised under card bouts at 8 p.m. ET and then main card PPV action, which is slated to begin at 10 p.m. ET.
To see the entire UFC 163 fight card click here. News, notes and other items of interest for "Aldo vs. Korean Zombie" can be unearthed here. And remember to view Lin's complete open media workouts photo gallery for this event CLICK HERE.