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)