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UFC 163 fight card: Yahya vs. Clopton, Nunes vs. Gaff added

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A featherweight battle between Rani Yahya and Josh Clopton, along with a women's bantamweight fight between Amanda Nunes and Sheila Gaff, have been slated for the UFC 163 fight card on Aug. 3 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to UFC officials.

Yahya (18-7) has won three of his past four fights in his return to featherweight, while Clopton (6-1) will look to bounce back after losing his UFC debut via unanimous decision against Steven Siler at the TUF 14 Finale last December.

Gaff (10-5-1) also suffered a loss in her UFC debut when she was knocked out in the first round by Sara McMann at UFC 159. Nunes (7-3) will be making her UFC debut at the event. She has lost two of her past three Invicta FC fights.

UFC 163 is headlined by Jose Aldo defending his UFC featherweight title against Anthony Pettis.

The current UFC 163 fight card looks like this so far:

Main Card
Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis
Lyoto Machida vs. Phil Davis
Demian Maia vs. Josh Koscheck
Thales Leites vs. TOm Watson
Clint Hester vs. Cezar Ferreira

Sergio Moraes vs. Neil Magny
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh
Sheila Gaff vs. Amanda Nunes
Robert Drysdale vs. Ednaldo Oliveira
Rani Yahya vs. Josh Clopton

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