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Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar to fight

Updated: August 31, 2012, 1:47 AM ET
By Joshua Gross | ESPN.com

Top-ranked featherweight Jose Aldo will put his UFC title on the line against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar on Oct. 13 in Rio de Janeiro.

UFC president Dana White confirmed the news, first reported by USA Today, to ESPN.com's Franklin McNeil.

Edgar (14-3-1) replaces injured 23-year-old Erik Koch (13-1). White told USA Today on Thursday that he learned Koch could not fight.

One call from White to Edgar and UFC locked down a long-talked about contest ...

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