‘UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch’ Fight Card Finalized

Written by Tom Ngo
August 28th, 2012

UFC Poster 153

“UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch” takes place October 13th inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As long as the injury bug doesn’t come rearing its ugly head – AGAIN – the show’s official 12-bout roster has been finalized.

A featherweight affair between champion Jose Aldo and Erik Koch headlines the fiesta. Light heavyweights Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Glover Teixeira serve as the night’s co-featured attraction.

As if that weren’t enough, Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva, Demian Maia vs. Rick Story and Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado round out the star-studded main card.

Although an official announcement hasn’t been made, the UFC’s Facebook page is expected to stream the preliminary bouts live at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT. FX kicks off the televised portion of the festivities by airing four prelims beginning at 8PM/5PM.

The pay-per-view broadcast airs live in North America at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Here is the event’s official lineup:

Preliminary Card:

(Facebook 7PM ET/4PM PT)

Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi

Luiz Cane vs. Chris Camozzi

Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte

(FX 8PM/5PM)

Joey Gambino vs. Diego Brandao

Francisco Trinaldo vs. Gleison Tibau

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Geronimo dos Santos

Rony “Jason” Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia

Main Card:

Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado

Demian Maia vs. Rick Story

Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Glover Teixeira

Erik Koch vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)

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