A new matchup has been added to the UFC on Fuel TV 4 card with Aaron Simpson (11-3) taking on Jon Fitch (23-4-1) in a welterweight bout. This will be Simpson’s debut at welterweight having previously fought at middleweight.
The announcement for this fight was made by Aaron Simpson as he released the news at a Q&A session before today’s UFC on Fuel TV 3 weigh ins and has also mentioned it on his Twitter page.
UFC on Fuel TV 4 will take place on July 11th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
Aaron Simpson will be looking to bounce back from his loss against Ronny Markes earlier this year at the UFC on Fuel TV 1 event. Aaron came out on the losing end of a split decision to Markes and now makes the move to the welterweight division. Prior to that loss Simpson had built up a three fight winning streak defeating Mario Miranda, Brad Tavares and Eric Schafer all in 2011, the NCAA All-American wrestler has a respectable 6-3 record in the UFC and at the 37 years of age is still a force to be reckoned with.
At UFC on Fuel TV 4 Jon Fitch who is considered to be one of the best fighters in the welterweight division will make his first octagon appearance since his surprising knockout loss to up and comer Johny Hendricks in December. Having taken on and defeated some of the best talent that the weight class has to offer, the UFC veteran will now look to bounce back into winning form. Fitch managed to build up a five fight winning streak defeating notable fighters such as Paulo Thiago, Mike Pierce, and Thiago Alves after his title shot loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 87.
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