Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch Headlines UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in October

UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo is expected to take on number one contender, Erik Koch in the main event of the evening at UFC 153 when the Las Vegas promotion returns to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 13th 2012, the promotions third trip to the South American country this year. The two men were originally set to meet at UFC 149 but Aldo pulled out due to injury.

Aldo has ran through the ranks of the UFC, defeating Mark Hominick, Kenny Florian and most recently, Chad Mendes. Mendes was defeated in the very first round via TKO in Brazil.

Koch is 13-1 overall and has won both of his fights inside the octagon. He picked up a “Knockout of the Night” win over Raphael Assuncao and a unanimous decision victory over “Ultimate Fighter” season twelve winner, Jonathan Brookins. He was scheduled to return against Dustin Poirier at UFC 143 in February, but had to withdraw due to injury.

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