With tickets set to hit the box offices tomorrow for the Octagon’s return to Brazil, it’s only fitting the complete 12-bout lineup for “UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch” be released.
A featherweight title tilt between champion Jose Aldo (Pictured) and Erik Koch headlines the October 13th fiesta. The 145-pounders were set to tango at UFC 149 until Aldo was forced to withdraw with an undisclosed injury.
A pivotal middleweight brawl with Vitor Belfort and Alan Belcher serves as the night’s co-featured attraction.
As if that weren’t enough, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira, Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva and Demian Maia vs. Rick Story round out the star-studded main card.
UFC 153 takes place inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi
Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi
Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Gleison Tibau
Joey Gambino vs. Diego Brandao
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Geronimo dos Santos
Rony “Jason” Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia
Demian Maia vs. Rick Story
Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira
Vitor Belfort vs. Alan Belcher
Erik Koch vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)