Jose Aldo Expecting Fight Of The Year With Frankie Edgar At UFC 153

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will put his title on the line against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in October at UFC 153.

Edgar, who recently announced his intentions to move to 145 pounds, was asked to replace an injured Erik Koch in the bout. “The Answer” agreed, and “Scarface” was given an opponent that can help propel him even closer to the top spot in the pound-for-pound rankings.

“My fight with Edgar is a big challenge for me, but after him, I will have another big challenger,” said Aldo, in a recent interview with Bleacher Report. “In my mind, I’m always the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.”

This will be Aldo’s second title defense of 2012, as he knocked out Chad Mendes in Brazil back in January. The Aldo-Koch match was moved once already due to a minor injury suffered by Aldo.

“The UFC made me very happy giving me this fight right now,” Aldo said. “It is a pleasure to fight with Edgar inside my country. I think this is going to be the fight of the year. It is a great opportunity to show everyone I’m the best. I will be looking to finish the fight at all times.”

Edgar has become a traveling fighter for the UFC. He defeated BJ Penn for the belt in Abu Dhabi back in 2010 and lost the title to Benson Henderson in Japan earlier this year.

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