Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks lined up for UFC 141: Lesnar vs. ReemPosted on September 12, 2011, 04:26 PM by Anton Gurevich
According to report on ESPN.com/MMA, former UFC Welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch will make his Octagon return against Johny Hendricks at UFC 141 on December 30. The event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, headlined by a Heavyweight blockbuster between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem.
In his last bout, Jon Fitch fought BJ Penn (UFC 127 on February 27th) in a fight that ended in a disappointing, and a somewhat controversial draw. Since then, Fitch was scheduled for a rematch with "The Prodigy" but was forced to pull out due to a shoulder injury. But now, it looks like "The Ultimate Grinder", or simply - the man to win 9 fights in the UFC via decision, is ready to get back in action.
A welterweight fight between former No. 1 contender Jon Fitch and rising prospect Johny Hendricks has been agreed to for UFC 141 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.Both fighters have verbally committed to the bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the source said.
Jon Fitch's opponent, Johny Hendricks, is currently 11-1 in his Mixed Martial Arts campaign. Hendricks was on the rise from 2008 to 2010, winning 6 consecutive bouts in the UFC and WEC. The run came to an end against Rick Story (Decision), but Johny Hendricks recovered with two back-to-back victories over TJ Waldburger and Mike Pierce.