Phil Harris Out; John Lineker vs Jose Maria Tome Booked for UFC 163

John Lineker


John Lineker

  • 21-6 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Wagner Campos, Yasuhiro Urushitani, Azamat Gashimov

Jose Maria Tome


Jose Maria Tome

  • 33-3 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 16 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins:


UFC 163

August 3rd, 2013

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

HSBC Arena


John Lineker earned his second straight victory in the octagon with a second TKO victory over Azamat Gashimov at UFC on FX 8. After getting submitted by Louis Gaudinot in his UFC debut, Lineker bounced back with a unanimous decision win over Yasuhiro Urushitani in his sophomore appearance for the promotion.

Widely considered one of the top unsigned flyweights for some time, Jose Maria Tome finally gets a shot in the big leagues on the heels of a sixteen-fight win streak. In thirty three professional victories, twenty eight have come by way of stoppages (15 KO/TKO, 13 Submission).


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