UFC 153: Frankie Edgar’s Chances of Beating Jose Aldo

Posted: September 4, 2012 in Uncategorized


Fantasy Fights

Recently, news broke that Erik Koch was out of his UFC featherweight title match against Jose Aldo. As is often the case in the UFC, Koch has been replaced by a tougher opponent, as his replacement is none other than former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. I speculated before that Edgar would get one fight at featherweight before getting a title shot, and I believe that would have been the case if Koch hadn’t been injured. With Koch injured, Edgar is the obvious choice as a replacement. The featherweight division is sorely lacking for compelling challengers; Edgar makes for the best fight, and the most intriguing fight, in my opinion.

Now, Edgar has a good wrestling base, but by now, it should be obvious that takedowns are not the way to beat Jose Aldo. A look at Aldo’s profile on Fight Metric displays the utter futility of trying to…

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