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Saturday, 04/28/2012, 12:35 pm

Koch vs. Aldo Official For UFC 149 Headliner


Jose Aldo’s next opponent has been named and it is none other than the fast rising and dominant Erik Koch.

We speculated earlier in the week
that this match up was a possibility, however the location and date came to question when Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen was moved from UFC 147 to UFC 148.

The two featherweights will meet on July 21 at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome in what will serve as the evenings headlining bout for UFC 149.

Koch (13-1) (2-0 UFC) is one of few men who wont be afraid to stand with Aldo, possessing knockout power in hands and legs alike, Koch also has a number of submission finishes in his career.

Aldo is a champion who needs no introduction. He was last seen in front of his hometown crowd taking out Chad Mendes before diving into the audience in celebration. He has become one of the most dominant champions in modern MMA and is widely considered as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters on the planet.

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