Champion Jose Aldo Meets Erik Koch Officially At UFC 153

UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo (UFC)

Aldo vs. Koch officially announced for Rio

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will meet Erik Koch at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro later this year.

The title bout will headline the October 13 card at Brazil’s HSBC Arena.

UFC officials announced the contest earlier today.

Aldo last competed at UFC 142 at the same venue UFC 153 is expected to take place at. In front of a packed Brazilian crowd, Aldo defeated Chad Mendes via first round knockout. The victory was his third title defense as a UFC champion, though his reign of dominance in Zuffa also includes an undefeated stint in the WEC.

The Brazilian’s opponent, Koch, meanwhile, has also been dominant under the Zuffa banner, losing only once, a unanimous decision loss to the aforementioned Mendes. He is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, including victories over Jonathan Brookins and Raphael Assuncao.

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