Frankie Edgar Moving to Featherweight, Agrees to Fight Jose Aldo at UFC 153 with Koch Injured

Posted: September 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

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The injury bug takes no prisoners.

UFC 153 took the hit on Thursday when Erik Koch fell out of his main event challenge of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo due to an undisclosed injury.

While many events take a pretty big hit when a main eventer drops out – UFC 151 was recently cancelled due to just such a scenario – sometimes things work out for the better.

Koch, a worthy contender, carried little name value into the match-up with Aldo, but the UFC brass has already replaced him with former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Edgar’s manager, Ali Abdel-Aziz of Dominance MMA, confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com.

Edgar recently announced that he was dropping down to the 145-pound division, but expected that he would have to fight at least once or twice before getting a shot at the champ.

When the UFC comes calling with a title shot…

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