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UFC 153 Update: Koch Injured, Edgar Steps in Against Aldo

Frankie EdgarAn undisclosed injury to Erik Koch is former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar’s gain as he will fill in against featherweight champion José Aldo at UFC 153 in Rio. MMAJunkie/USA Today first reported the change up.

Edgar will now look to get back in the win column after a pair of close decision losses at the hands of lightweight champion Ben Henderson. The New Jersey-native announced his intent to join the division a week ago on “UFC Tonight.”

While “The Answer” was originally told he would not be guaranteed a shot at the title, the injury to Koch changed that.

UFC 153: Aldo vs Edgar will take place October 13 at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The card will be co-headlined by a light heavyweight class between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Glover Teixeira. The card will air on PPV.

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