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Jose Aldo Opens At Big Favorite Against Erik Koch At UFC 149

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

WIth the list of big name challengers for Jose Aldo to face in the UFC's featherweight division, it should come as no surprise that he opened up as a huge favorite at some sports books this week for his July title defense against Erik Koch.

Kock comes in to the bout as a +285 underdog while the champion comes in as a -385 favorite.

Also has successfully defended the featherweight title five times since winning it from Mike Brown in 2009 when it was still the WEC Featherweight title. In his last fight he stopped Chad Mendes inside the first round with a knockout.

Koch has won his last four fights, his last a decision win over TUF winner Jonathan Brookins in September 2011.

UFC 149 takes place in Calgary, AB on July 21st.

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