Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar to headline UFC 153, Erik Koch out due to injuryPosted on August 31, 2012, 04:00 AM by Anton Gurevich
Only a week ago, the world of Mixed Martial Arts was boiling over the cancellation of UFC 151 fight card in Las Vegas, Nevada, due to Dan Henderson's injury, and Jon Jones' refusal to fight Chael Sonnen.
Unfortunately for MMA fans around the world, it seems as the injuries are now a part of daily routine in the UFC. USAToday.com were first to report that Erik Koch is out of UFC 153 event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after getting injured in training.
The man to replace Koch will be no other than the former UFC Lightweight champion Frankie "The Answer" Edgar, who moves down to Featherweight for the first time in his illustrious career. Here's a quote from Dana White:
"Obviously, we've had a rough couple of weeks here at the UFC, and then sure enough, I walk in to work today, and Erik Koch is hurt," White told USA TODAY Sports. "But Frankie Edgar, being the stud and the warrior that he is, steps up and accepts this fight."
Edgar announced his drop down to 145 after losing a controversial decision to Ben Henderson back at last month's UFC 150. Interestingly enough, Edgar will fight just two months after having a grueling 5-round war with Henderson.
UFC 153 takes place on October 13, 2012 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rampage Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira is the co-main event.