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Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh targeted for UFC 163

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A light-heavyweight bout between Vinny Magalhaes (10-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Anthony Perosh (13-7 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is targeted for UFC 163 in August.

Magalhaes retweeted news of the bout following an initial report from Ataque Total.

UFC 163 takes place Aug. 3 at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.

The latest UFC 163 card now includes:

Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis - for featherweight title
Josh Koscheck vs. Demian Maia
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh
Neil Magny vs. Sergio Moraes
Cezar Ferreira vs. opponent TBA

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Post #1   5/30/13 1:28:02PM   

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It'll be like Mir trying to grapple with Pe De Pano.

Post #2   5/30/13 1:33:06PM   

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Should be an easy win for Vinny

Post #3   5/30/13 4:10:51PM   

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Seems like a match-up manufactured to give Vinny a pretty sure win. Perosh is good but no match for Vinny on the ground. Perosh also doesn't seem to have much striking while Vinny can at least hold his own.

Post #4   5/30/13 5:00:12PM   

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Thales leites vs Kong Watson as well

Post #5   5/30/13 6:00:15PM   

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This has the makings of a total slugfest between two heavy handed fighters.

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Post #6   5/30/13 6:09:44PM   

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I wouldn't sleep on the Hippo

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Posted by shaneTpain

I wouldn't sleep on the Hippo



I've slept next to a few after bar close and I wouldn't recommend sleeping on the hippo either.

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Post #8   5/30/13 6:11:29PM   

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Round 1 sub for Vinny...next....

Post #9   5/30/13 9:45:25PM   

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You guys shouldn't right of perosh. Yes magahleas is a world champ bjj guy but perosh is a 3rd dan bjj black belt also. I pray for a ground battle. Hopefully they don't just stand.

Saw perosh 2 weeks ago at a bjj tournament in Sydney and from the looks of his face he has been doing some heavy sparring. Maybe perosh will look to keep it standing.... Very intruiging fight.

Post #10   5/30/13 10:56:34PM