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Jose Aldo injured, out of UFC 153 title defense against Frankie Edgar

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has sustained a training injury and has been forced to withdraw from his title defense against Frankie Edgar at UFC 153.

Aldo (21-1) was originally scheduled to face Erik Koch, who had to step down due to a training injury of his own. Taking the place of Kotch was then scheduled to be the former lightweight champion Edgar (14-3-1), who decided to make the switch to featherweight for a title shot.

This huge announcement follows the news erarlier in the day that former lightweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was also injured and had to pull out of his planned matchup for the same night with Glover Teixeira.

UFC 153 is slated for October 13th at the HSBC Arena in Rio, but with the two cancellations, the UFC will have its work cut out to fill the fight card with viable replacements.

Check back with 8CN for UFC 153 fight card updates as they materialize….

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