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

August 31, 2012 4:19 am by bjpenn.com staff 60 Comments

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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