Vinny vs Perosh @ 163

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.

It's not clear where Magalhaes vs. Perosh will be placed on the lineup.

Magalhaes, who fights in his home country, was a runner-up on "The Ultimate Fighter 8" who lost his first two UFC fights, but he eventually fought his way back to the organization. At UFC 152, the 28-year-old submitted Igor Pokrajac for his sixth straight win. However, in his most recent outing, the former M-1 champ and Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist suffered a decision loss to wrestling standout Phil Davis at UFC 159.

He looks to get back on track against Perosh, a 41-year-old who had won three straight UFC fights in 2011 and 2012. However, he returned from a 16-month injury layoff this past July and suffered a seven-second knockout loss to Ryan Jimmo. The Australian has been nursing a toe injury since then and now fights for the first time in 2013.

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 * * - Not officially announced

MMAJUNKIE Phone Post

Wow big drop in competition for Vinny. Phone Post

Think it is based on a call out

Vinny by sub R1 Phone Post

Vinny via toehold.

Looks like Vinny is getting another fight he hasn't earned. Oh well thats the name of the game these days in MMA. He should be able to get a win here. Probably a slight favourite.

Vinny got this Phone Post 3.0

rockafella - Looks like Vinny is getting another fight he hasn't earned. Oh well thats the name of the game these days in MMA. He should be able to get a win here. Probably a slight favourite.
Why would Vinny need to earn a fight with Perosh? Phone Post 3.0

ColefistbumpedmyBuffer - 

Wow big drop in competition for Vinny. Phone Post



You saw his last fight right?  Not a bad thing to throw him in there with someone lower on the food chain and see how he does.

Good. Phone Post 3.0

Why is Maia fighting a guy coming off back to back losses? 

Kos is a named opponent and will be a credible win for Maia at WW.

Joe Silva has really studied the boxing model when it comes to match making

UGCTT_FryedTakayama - 
rockafella - Looks like Vinny is getting another fight he hasn't earned. Oh well thats the name of the game these days in MMA. He should be able to get a win here. Probably a slight favourite.
Why would Vinny need to earn a fight with Perosh? Phone Post 3.0

What is Vinny's record in the UFC like 1-3 or something? Perosh is like 3-1 in his last four. Don't quote me on these stats but I'm sure I'm not far off. No offence to Vinny but he just frankly doesn't deserve this fight and it's insulting to Perosh unless hes trying to build back up.

I know Vinny posts here so a lot of people have unrealistic evaluations of his MMA skills but results are results.

rockafella - 
UGCTT_FryedTakayama - 
rockafella - Looks like Vinny is getting another fight he hasn't earned. Oh well thats the name of the game these days in MMA. He should be able to get a win here. Probably a slight favourite.
Why would Vinny need to earn a fight with Perosh? Phone Post 3.0

What is Vinny's record in the UFC like 1-3 or something? Perosh is like 3-1 in his last four. Don't quote me on these stats but I'm sure I'm not far off. No offence to Vinny but he just frankly doesn't deserve this fight and it's insulting to Perosh unless hes trying to build back up.

I know Vinny posts here so a lot of people have unrealistic evaluations of his MMA skills but results are results.


I think you're putting too much stock in Perosh. What's insulting exactly? Vinny just lost a decision to Davis and Perosh was knocked out really badly in 7 secs by Jimmo. He's not deserving of a higher ranked opponent either so fight with Vinny makes sense.

Silly match up imo. Perosh looks to fight on the ground, which is a bad idea in this fight.

Vinny is better on the feet as well.

Sloppy kickboxing dec for vinny. Or 1st round sub for vinny. Phone Post

love this matchup

ive got the hippo

anthonyshogun - Mark my words. These guys are both so good on the ground that the guy on top will win. And vinny's standup may be better, but perosh has better wrestling Phone Post 3.0

Perosh' ground game doesnt touch vinnys.

I mean no disrespect. Perosh is a monster on the ground but vinny is an adcc champ. Phone Post

rockafella - 
UGCTT_FryedTakayama - 
rockafella - Looks like Vinny is getting another fight he hasn't earned. Oh well thats the name of the game these days in MMA. He should be able to get a win here. Probably a slight favourite.
Why would Vinny need to earn a fight with Perosh? Phone Post 3.0

What is Vinny's record in the UFC like 1-3 or something? Perosh is like 3-1 in his last four. Don't quote me on these stats but I'm sure I'm not far off. No offence to Vinny but he just frankly doesn't deserve this fight and it's insulting to Perosh unless hes trying to build back up.

I know Vinny posts here so a lot of people have unrealistic evaluations of his MMA skills but results are results.


I'm kind of interested which Light-Heavyweights (that are stlll in the UFC) that you think are below Perosh and are a more suitable fight for Vinny?

I like vinny but I hope Perosh gets the upset. Gotta go for the Aussie.

Still if Vin wins, will be happy for him too Phone Post 3.0

UGCTT_FryedTakayama -
rockafella - Looks like Vinny is getting another fight he hasn't earned. Oh well thats the name of the game these days in MMA. He should be able to get a win here. Probably a slight favourite.
Why would Vinny need to earn a fight with Perosh? Phone Post 3.0
My sentiments exactly. Phone Post 3.0

anthonyshogun -
Herecomesthejester -
anthonyshogun - Mark my words. These guys are both so good on the ground that the guy on top will win. And vinny's standup may be better, but perosh has better wrestling Phone Post 3.0

Perosh' ground game doesnt touch vinnys.

I mean no disrespect. Perosh is a monster on the ground but vinny is an adcc champ. Phone Post

I know you don't mean any disrespect, but do you really think that vinny's guard is good enough to handle perosh while perosh can strike and without a gi? Phone Post 3.0

I think vinny can sweep from there pretty quickly if hes getting hit too much.

Do you think perosh is a better mma fighter? Phone Post