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UFC 153: Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch

Updated: July 19, 2012, 3:28 PM ET
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

A verbal agreement is in place for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo to defend his belt Oct. 13 against Erik Koch in Rio de Janeiro. The fight will headline UFC 153 at the HSBC Arena.

UFC confirmed the agreement.

Aldo, winner of 14 straight, including five defenses of the Zuffa-promoted 145-pound title, originally was scheduled to face Koch this weekend in Calgary. However, the 25-year-old Brazilian was forced to withdraw due to a leg injury.

Aldo last fought ...

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