With Aldo & Rampage Injured, UFC 153 Bounces Back With Three Huge Fights

UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo and former UFC light heavyweight champion, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson both suffered injuries in training this week and are out of they’re UFC 153 bouts. Just a day after being hit by the two major injuries, the UFC 153 card planned for Rio has bounced back with not two but three huge new fights.

Already 2-0 in the UFC at light heavyweight, pound for pound king Anderson Silva will head 20 pounds north once more on Saturday, October 13 to meet former Ultimate Fighter finalist Stephan Bonnar in the new three-round main event of UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The news was broken by USA Today on Wednesday evening. The bout comes on the heels of the injury to featherweight champion Jose Aldo that forced the postponement of the card’s original headliner pitting Aldo against Frankie Edgar.

The UFC 153 card also has a new co-main event, as Brazilian bomber Fabio Maldonado will replace Quinton “Rampage” Jackson against countryman Glover Teixeira. The recent retirement of Jorgen Kruth had bumped Maldonado off September 29th’s card in Nottingham, Also added to the event in Rio de Janeiro is a heavyweight bout between the legendary Minotauro Nogueira and the always-dangerous Dave Herman.

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