Tickets for UFC 153: Aldo vs Koch on sale Thursday Aug. 23

Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL – The stars of UFC® 153: ALDO vs KOCH took over Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, launching ticket sales and officially kicking off the countdown to the event on October 13 at the HSBC Arena.

Tickets for UFC 153: Aldo vs Koch on sale Thursday Aug. 23

UFC featherweight champion José Aldo, No.1 contender Erik Koch, co-main event middleweight Vitor Belfort, Glover Teixeira and ‘Rampage’ Jackson spent time with Brazilian media and posed for a special photoshoot at “Arcos da Lapa”, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, ahead of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization’s third event in Rio.

UFC® 153 will be the fourth Brazilian UFC event in just over a year and will be headlined by UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (21-1-0) colliding with young American talent Erik Koch (13-1-0). In the co-main attraction iconic Brazilian puncher Vitor Belfort (21-9-0) faces off against the dangerous Alan Belcher (17-5-0) in a middleweight battle and, in a special attraction at light heavyweight, one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts history – twice-over world champion ‘Rampage’ Jackson (32-9-0) – takes on the challenge of the feared Brazilian contender Glover Teixeira (18-2-0).

Brazilian welterweights Erick Silva (14-2-0, 1NC) and Demian Maia (16-4-0) round out the main card, taking on former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch and Rick ‘the Horror’ Story, respectively.

Tickets for UFC® 153: ALDO vs KOCH go on sale Thursday August 23, at 7 p.m. ET and are priced at: Stands (R$ 275); Special Seats (R$ 850); Premiere Seats (R$ 1.800), Premiere Octagon (R$ 1.800). Fans from around the world can purchase tickets online at or charge by phone +55-21-4003-5588.

Official UFC®153: Aldo vs Koch card*

Main Card

Jose Aldo vs Erik Koch

Vitor Belfort vs Alan Belcher

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson vs Glover Teixeira

Jon Fitch vs Erick Silva

Demian Maia vs Rick Story


Rony Jason vs Sam Sicilia

Gabriel “Napão” Gonzaga vs Geronimo “Mondragon” dos Santos

Diego Brandão vs Joey Gambino

Francisco “Massaranduba” Trinaldo vs GleisonTibau

Sergio Moraes vs Renee Forte

Luiz “Banha” Cane vs Chris Camozzi

Cristiano Marcello vs Reza Madadi

*All bouts live and subject to change. For more information or current fight news,



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