twitter google

UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo Is 100-Percent Healthy

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has fully recovered from a thigh injury that forced him to postpone his scheduled title defense against Erik Koch.

Now, 100-percent healthy, Aldo will return to the Octagon on October 13 to face Koch at UFC 153. The event goes down from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, giving “Scarface” a second title defense in his native country.

For Aldo, as he told the Brazilian news outlet Tatame recently, a knockout is always on the agenda. He defeated Chad Mendes earlier this year via first round KO.

Every time I fight, I want to finish it as soon as possible. We ought to see how he plans and then we set a game plan. Then I’m going to know what it’s going to be like and what can happen.

Aldo sports a career record of 21-1, including three UFC victories. Along with topping Mendes, he has also defeated Kenny Florian and Mark Hominick.

Koch (13-1) has been out of action since last September. He defeated Jonathan Brookins for his fourth consecutive triumph.

Photo credit: Felipe Dana/AP Photo

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD