Frankie Edgar Will Fight Jose Aldo at UFC 153
Well, it didn’t take long for former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar to get a meaningful fight at 145 pounds. Late Thursday night, John Morgan of MMAJunkie reported that “The Answer” would step in for an injured Erik Koch and fight Jose Aldo at UFC 153 in October. The nature of Koch’s injury was not revealed.
**Update: Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com reports Koch suffered a knee injury.
After some epic battles with BJ Penn and Gray Maynard, Edgar has dropped his last two fights, both to Benson Henderson. Aldo, on the other hand, is undefeated under the Zuffa banner and has won 13 straight fights.
UFC 153 is scheduled for October 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.