Found July 19, 2012 on MMA Interplay:

jose aldo e1320146214100 Jose Aldo defends featherweight title against Erik Koch at UFC 153Take two…the featherweight title fight matching champion Jose Aldo against Erik Koch is set for the main event of UFC 153 in Brazil. On Thursday, UFC officials announced the bout will headline the October 13th card in Rio de Janeiro.

Aldo and Koch were originally scheduled to battle at UFC 149 in Calgary this weekend. However, an injury to Aldo forced him out of his title defense against the rising Koch.

Aldo (21-1) is unbeaten in his last 14 fights dating back to 2005. He is coming off a amazing first round knockout win over Chad Mendes at UFC 142 in January. In addition, the win produced a memorable post-fight celebration by Aldo.

Koch (13-1) has won his last four bouts with three of the victories coming by stoppage. In his most recent bout at UFC Fight Night 25 Koch would earn a unanimous decision win over Jonathan Brookins.

UFC 153 will take place from the HSBC Arena. Also announced for the fight card is a lightweight fight between Cristiano Marcello and Reza Madadi.

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Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch Headlines UFC 153

The featherweight title affair between champion Jose Aldo (Pictured) and Erik Koch has finally found a new home. The 145-pounders will headline UFC 153 on October 13th. HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is expected to host the fiesta. The two were set to tango this Saturday at UFC 149 until Aldo was forced to withdraw with an undisclosed injury. “Scarface” will be riding...

UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch

UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch When: October 13th, 2012 Where: HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil How: Pay-Per-View (10PM ET/7PM PT) Who: Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi Erik Koch vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)

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