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Friday, 08/31/2012, 04:19 am

Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo Set For UFC 153 With Koch Out Injured | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
Former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar will be receiving an immediate Featherweight title shot after all.

Edgar has stepped in to replace the injured Erik Koch and face current Featherweight title holder Jose Aldo at UFC 153. The news comes via USA Today.

Edgar (14-3-1) is currently on a two fight losing streak firstly losing his UFC Lightweight Title to Ben Henderson at UFC 144 in Japan via a unanimous decicion and then losing in the rematch at UFC 150 via a split-decision. UFC President Dana White recently announced with the news Edgar was making the drop to 145-pounds that the former champion would have to get at least one win at Featherweight before receiving a title shot however the injury to Koch has changed things.

UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo (21-1) is currently on a fourteen fight winning streak. Aldo has previously commented on Edgar dropping to 145 stating he would be happy to welcome the former champion to his division so he can send him back to lightweight or bantamweight.

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60 Responses to “Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo Set For UFC 153 With Koch Out Injured | UFC News”

  1. Night-Wind says:


  2. Brazilian says:

    Thanks Ben Henderson for beating Frankies ass and showing him he’s should be compete at FW….. Maybe Frankie will be like a Kenny Florian guy or Faber after Aldo beats him because he won’t get a title again

  3. magoo says:

    Lets set all these doubters straight Frankie.Aldos gonna be tough but if anyone could beat him, it would be you! Good luck to you Frankie!

    • Thom says:

      Aldo will destroy Fe magoo now get back to the community section lol.

      • magoo says:

        Hows it hangin Thom? You keepin everyone honest in the community,,,,lol? Been working outta town and for some reason can’t log on to the community section with my phone. Well it’s Aldo and Frankie bro, you up for a little wager?

        • Thom says:

          Sure ill take your 50 canadian dollars. Btw u should b able to login with the app, go to the forum then youll get a menu saying the page cant be found then youll see a list of links, simply select the main page one and there u go :)

        • magoo says:

          It’s a bet Thom,I’ll email you my address or vice versa after the fight. I sure hope Frankie don’t pull a Mendes on me… Lol, it’s all good I’ve got confidence in my boy Frankie.

        • steven seagull says:

          sounds like you homos want to suck each others dick so just wager a blow job on the fight. but we all know it will just end in a 69r

  4. BONESbelfort. lol. says:

    Its a shame that Frankie will soon be on a 3 fight losing streak. Love Edgar, but Jose will absolutely destroy him. Jose is the P4P 5th best in the world. Those leg kicks should be classed as lethal weapons.

  5. Jonny Smith says:

    I think Edgar’s going to destroy Aldo…

  6. Me says:

    Is Frankie the first guy in the UFC to get a titleshot after loosing 2 in a row?
    But this fight is a superfight in itself Frankie beat Bendo @UFC150. So its basically the LW champ vs the FW champ! Can’t wait to see this one. Its sad how the casual MMA fans do not give credit to the lighter fighters.

  7. KILL GREG JACKSON!!! says:

    Frankie Edgar has one of the biggest hearts in mma, beating the prodigy is no easy task but unfortunately Jose Aldo is just too good. Edgar was too quik for most lightweights but here at 145 there are younger and quicker cats. Jose Aldo will be able to neutralize Frankie’s speed and will be able to take advantage of a significant edge in striking plus Aldo also has top level BJJ, so even with the heart of a champion, i don’t see Edgar winning this fight, but this is mma and upsets do happen.

  8. punchkick says:

    aldo by leg kicks

  9. SinCe 2004 says:

    Goodnight Frankie

  10. D-yan says:


  11. DeepSeaGod says:

    Zombie got stepped over….why does Dana keep hooking this guy up? Everybody knows he does horrible numbers…nobody wants to see FE!

    • B-rad says:

      YES!! WTF is up with that.. Everyone was on the Dustin Porier hype train til Jung derailed that shit and sent him packing.. I guess UFC management still doesnt take him serious.. Yea he will prob lose to Aldo but it would be a more exciting fight IMO and hes ona winning streak, not dropped two soon to be three

  12. D-yan says:

    yesssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What ahhhh fight!

  13. Pride > says:

    For me Aldo has no holes in his gameplay and he is a top p4p fighter but idk why i have a feeling frankie is gonna beat him …

  14. CombatRusse says:

    Amaizing fight in perspective!
    It might be Aldo’s biggest challenge to date
    But I wonder if Koch is really injured… Maybe Dana White is again trying to make the fans forget his failure for UFC 151. But I won’t complain about this wonderfull fight

  15. Hjortur Halldorsson says:

    To me this is the second biggest fight of the year after Anderson vs Sonnen.

    Frankie Edgar is in a whole lot of trouble, facing IMO the 3rd best p4p fighter in the world today. Aldo will give Edgar’s legs severe punishment, maybe he will go for the low leg kicks like Bendo did in the first two rounds against Edgar in their second fight.

    When Aldo is finished with Edgar he needs to fight the Korean Zombie and then move up to 155 and destroy fighters like Nate Diaz and Bendo.

    Aldo is one of my favorite fighters so my writing might be a little bit biased :)

    • Me says:

      Totally agree this is the 2nd biggest fight this year. To be honest it could even be the biggest fight Frankie should be the LW champ he clearly beat Bendo, Jose is on a tear killing everyone. Its a champion vs champion match! But it won’t get the hype that Sonnen/Silva got as no one is better at promoting a fight then Sonnen. The UFC 153 card is a great card. Cannot wait!

  16. Jnr#1 says:

    Aldo could be the best p4p fighter in the world but frankie is by far the best he has fought. Frankie may have lost a couple but they were razor thin. This is going to be a huge match up. It’s the only challenge out there for aldo unless he moves to lw. What a fight!

  17. DMAC says:

    Man what a great match up! I like both styles these guys bring to the cage, pick’em fight for sure.

  18. blah says:

    This is gonna be one sided, edgars good at out pointing bigger guys at 155. He is so screwed at this weight, against this murderer….heart is cool to have but when all its doing is allowing you to stay in a fight longer to get more of your ass kicked, then heart becomes not such a good having a good chin, if you can’t hit the other guy then what’s the benefit of having a cement head, just taking unecessary damage. Aldo will chop out his legs, edgar will be flat footed after half way through the second, then get finished no later then end of 3rd. Boring fight unless u hate edgar or like aldo….and I don’t really like either so damn, on my bday too, maybe ufc will send me bday hooker to make up for all the times they have left me w my dick in my hand lately.

    • Zk says:

      This is one of the most uneducated comments ever, did you just start watching mma? Edgar has a fucking amazing chin dude and Edgar flatfooted? Gtfo you have no idea what your talking about, hate him or not your stating things that are just not true at all

    • brandon says:

      @blah, you have no idea what you are talking about this is a great fight and if you dont think so then your not an mma fan. also, i would guess you have your dick in your hand way more often than the ufc disapoints you.

  19. The natural says:

    Wow #1 fight of the year!! Edgars the man for taking fight on short notice. Who knows what’s gonna happen. I could see aldo ending fight with a head kick or Edgar ending it with a right hand. Either way it’s gonna b a war..

  20. Mark Munoz is a joke says:

    Maybe well get lucky and Frankie will
    Die before then
    He’s a joke can’t wait til he hops his way right into Aldo’s uppercuts … He a dead man .. Dead man !

  21. fist says:

    frankie beat bj.he gonna destroy aldo..fe had better wrestling and boxing

  22. Jason says:

    If hominick can hit Aldo,then edgar can sure as hell do it too, he will have more power at 45

  23. Xaninho says:

    This is bullshit. Who the hell is rematch Frankie sucking off for all these favors?

    There are other contenders in Featherweight who deserve the shot more than Frankie ‘the Rematch’ Edgar. He refused to fight Aldo and opted for a rematch against Bendo, he lost so he needs to earn the damn shot at Aldo’s belt. Why not let the #2 featherweight contender take Koch’s place?

  24. Joseph says:

    Wow, great fight but I can’t believe K-Zombie didn’t get the chance. He def deserved it more than Frankie, who just got through 2 title fights and now getting a third. Way to ignore the korean fighters again.

  25. Shadleigh says:

    This guys are too evenly matched to make a call. I wouldn’t bet on this fight. Either guy has a great chance to win. Should be a great fight!!!!

  26. cudi says:

    lol edgar looks scared a hell.

  27. The natural says:

    Aldo don’t be scared homie ur gonaa get ur ass kicked by someone smaller then u

  28. jacob says:

    A must win for Frankie Edgar.

  29. Andre Amado says:

    I think the hard beat Frank Scarface in Brazil with all national support of the fans and especially the moment who is the defending champion.

  30. KIDD433 says:

    Damn,this gonna be a sick one.Scarface is a straight warrior,Edgars got the heart of a lion.I gotta say the odds are in Aldo’s favor,but Edgar,I cant seem to count the lil bastard out!


    Absolutely KIDD433.gonna be a war.Aldo is a true champ,You don’t hear him crying and saying Edgar is undeserving of a shot,Or i need more time Bullshit.Jones you need to take notes on how to be a champ

  32. joey prosser says:

    good fight but dont think he can take it from him

  33. slacker says:

    Should be super – close. If Hominick could push Aldo in the late rounds, then Edgar has a great shot at winning this. Wrestling smaller guys will give an advantage to Edgar, but like Ben, Aldo has killer leg kicks. Boxing should be pretty even. I think hand – speed is the same. I’ll take Edgar because I think his superior cardio will win him the championship rounds.

  34. Yogurt slinger says:

    Edgar all day!

  35. Some info says:

    Guys stop whining about this and that. The bottom line here is Frankie stepped up and took the fight. Koch was sideline from a knee injury. Ok well zombie deserves the shot wtf. Zombie is also recovering from a surgery. Chad mendes just got ko’d by aldo. Any way you slice it this is the fight to have. Hell be Aldo’s toughest to date. Not to mention he hasn’t faced a class of opponents that Edgar has. Wins over guys like Tyson griffen, hermes franka, sherk, Jim miller, Maynard, Bj Ect. This dudes a stud I think he’ll win and it will shake the division up and create some great new matchups.

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