Frankie Edgar vs Jose Aldo fight set for UFC 153 with Erik Koch injured

August 11, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Frankie Edgar fights Benson Henderson (not pictured) during UFC 150 at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Maybe this time we let the injury bug live.

That's because the only feasible "super fight" in recent memory is actually going to take place now that Erik Koch has suffered an undisclosed injury and been forced to pull out of his scheduled featherweight title shot against Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 153 on Sat., Oct. 13, 2012, in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Stepping in for him? None other than former Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar, who will be making his 145-pound debut.

USA Today brought word of the news a short while ago.

Edgar makes the drop to his new digs thanks to consecutive decision losses to Ben Henderson at UFC 144 and UFC 150, respectively. Despite the controversial nature of both calls, promotion President Dana White finally had the necessary ammunition to send "The Answer" on his way to a 10-pound weight cut.

And, now, a battle against the world's best featherweight.

It's no real surprise this is where we've ended up. These two have been flirting with each other for a year or so, always aware of each other's presence despite their small difference in weight.

In fact, before the WEC ever merged with UFC in late 2009, Aldo had talked of moving up to 155-pounds to challenge Edgar while he held the lightweight championship. That never came to be, though, thanks to Gray Maynard and his going to a draw with the New Jersey native at UFC 125, among other factors.

Once Edgar fell on hard times and made the decision to drop down a weight class, Aldo was quick to welcome him with open arms, immediately telling media he's looking forward to "shutting him off" and "ending this story."

We'll see.

On top of the Aldo vs. Edgar main event, UFC 153 will feature former 205-pound division champion Quinton Jackson likely competing inside the Octagon for the last time against fast-rising Brazilian banger Glover Teixeira.

For the latest UFC 153 news and notes check out our complete event archive right here.

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