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More UFC 163 Changes: Clint Hester Out, Thiago Santos In To Face Cezar Ferreira

UFC officials have been busy repairing the August UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie card.

The latest change takes place at the middleweight ranks, as Clint Hester has been forced out of a planned bout with Cezar Ferreira.

In Hester’s place will be Thiago Santos, who will be making his UFC debut. He is 8-1 in his MMA career.

Ferreira (5-2) is 1-0 in his UFC career, claiming the title of Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.

Officials also confirmed two previously reported matches for the August 3 card from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between John Lineker and Jose Maria Tome, and Francimar Barroso and Ednaldo Oliveira.