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‘UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch’ Star-Studded Lineup Finalized

Written by Tom Ngo
August 22nd, 2012
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With tickets set to hit the box offices tomorrow for the Octagon’s return to Brazil, it’s only fitting the complete 12-bout lineup for “UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch” be released.

A featherweight title tilt between champion Jose Aldo (Pictured) and Erik Koch headlines the October 13th fiesta. The 145-pounders were set to tango at UFC 149 until Aldo was forced to withdraw with an undisclosed injury.

A pivotal middleweight brawl with Vitor Belfort and Alan Belcher serves as the night’s co-featured attraction.

As if that weren’t enough, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira, Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva and Demian Maia vs. Rick Story round out the star-studded main card.

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

Here is the show’s official agenda:

Preliminary Card:

Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi

Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi

Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte

Francisco Trinaldo vs. Gleison Tibau

Joey Gambino vs. Diego Brandao

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Geronimo dos Santos

Rony “Jason” Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia

Main Card:

Demian Maia vs. Rick Story

Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira

Vitor Belfort vs. Alan Belcher

Erik Koch vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)

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