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Trio of Fights Confirmed for ‘UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch’

Written by Tom Ngo
August 1st, 2012
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The rumor mill proves true once again. Octagon officials have confirmed a trio of bouts that were previously rumored for “UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch” will in fact come to fruition.

A critical welterweight affair between Jon Fitch (Pictured) and Erick Silva, a 170-pound matchup with Demian Maia and Rick Story, as well as a featherweight contest featuring Joey Gambino and Diego Brandao have all been added to the October 13th fiesta.

Of the three fights, only Fitch vs. Silva is a lock to make it on to the pay-per-view portion of the festivities. That fight will likely receive third-to-top billing in the show’s lineup.

UFC 153 takes place inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Here is the card’s current roster:

Joey Gambino vs. Diego Brandao

Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi

Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte

Demian Maia vs. Rick Story

Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi

Rony “Jason” Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia

Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva

Vitor Belfort vs. Alan Belcher

Erik Koch vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)

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