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Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch in works for UFC 147 headliner

 

According to rumors Erik Koch will step up to face Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 147 in Brazil.

Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White spoke at UFC 148 press event in Rio abot the possibility of having Jose Aldo on the card, in light of the fact that the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnenis now re-scheduled for July 7th.

Erik Koch is 13-1 in his MMA career, with 7 Submission and 3 KO/TKO victories. Koch's only loss came against Chad Mendes (via Decision), who was viciosly knocked out by Aldo at UFC 142.

At the age of 23, Koch is widely considered as one of the Top 5 Featherweights on the planet, with a clear potential to dethrone Jose Aldo. This will be Jose Aldo's third UFC Featherweight title defense.

UFC 147 is currently headlined by the long-anticipated rematch between Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva. The card will also feature the Heavyweight scrap between Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow, as well as two TUF: Brazil Finale bouts.

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