Jon Fitch Meets Aaron Simpson At July's 'UFC On FUEL TV 4'
Simpson announced the bout during a question and answer session prior to Monday's UFC on FUEL TV 3 weigh-ins.
The pair will meet at UFC on FUEL TV 4 on July 11 from San Jose's HP Pavilion, which features a pivotal middleweight showdown between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman in the main event.
Fitch will look to bounce back from a vicious 12-second knockout loss to division standout Johny Hendricks at December's UFC 141. The defeat snapped a six-fight unbeaten streak for the former title contender, which included victories over Thiago Alves, Paulo Thiago, Mike Pierce and Ben Saunders.
A fellow wrestling standout, Simpson will make his debut at 170-pounds this July after spending his entire 12-year career as a middleweight. The 37-year-old will look to find success at the new weight class after suffering a split decision loss to Ronny Markes last February. Prior to the loss, Simpson scored three-straight unanimous decision victories over Mario Miranda, Brad Tavares and Eric Schafer.