An 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.