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Tom Watson vs. Thales Leites Added to Growing UFC 163 Fight Card

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Tom Watson vs. Thales Leites Added to Growing UFC 163 Fight Card

A middleweight match-up between Britain’s Tom Watson and Brazil’s Thales Leites has been added to the UFC 163 card in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

UFC officials made the announcement on Thursday.

Leites (20-4) returns to the UFC for the first time since 2009.  The 31-year-old is on a three-fight winning streak, but hasn’t fought since March 21, 2012.

Watson (16-5) is coming off a win in his last outing against Stanislav Nedkov on Feb. 16.

UFC 163 takes place on Aug. 3 at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  The event is headlined by a featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Anthony pettis.

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