Eric Koch winning race to face Jose Aldo at UFC 147 or 149

Sources close to the two fighters confirmed that Erik Koch is the likely candidate to get the shot at Jose Aldo, although bout agreements have not been issued for the 145-pound title fight showdown.

The main reason for that however is that Aldo’s title defense date has not been set in stone yet.

Originally, Aldo was going to fight at UFC 149 in Calgary on July 21, but with the recent loss of Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 2 to the UFC 147 fight card in Brazil, UFC officials then shifted their focus to bringing Aldo back home for a main event bout instead.

Training under legendary coach Duke Roufus in Milwaukee, Koch has shown to be a dynamic striker with knockout power in both his hands and feet, and could present the most interesting match-up in the striking realm that Aldo has faced yet in the UFC.

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