Jon Fitch Fights Erick Silva at UFC 153

Written by Tom Ngo
July 30th, 2012

UFC Jon Fitch

According to MMAFighting, former welterweight top contender Jon Fitch (Pictured) will meet up-and-comer Erick Silva at UFC 153.

Not only is Fitch looking to bounce back from only the second loss of his UFC career, but the veteran is also rebounding from a knee operation that forced him out of last month’s scrap against Aaron Simpson. Fitch was last seen getting put to sleep by Johny Hendricks at UFC 141 this past December.

Silva should be perfect through all three of his Octagon outings. After posting a TKO victory over Luis Ramos in his big league debut, “Indio” violently put Carlo Prater down at UFC 142, but was controversially disqualified for unleashing strikes to the back of his opponent’s head.

He most recently submitted Charlie Brenneman at “UFC on FX 3” in June.

The pivotal 170-pound affair will likely receive third-to-top billing in the show’s lineup. A featherweight title tilt between champion Jose Aldo and Erik Koch headlines the pay-per-view broadcast.

UFC 153 takes place October 13th inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Here is the event’s updated roster:

Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira vs. TBD

Joey Gambino vs. Diego Brandao

Sergio Moraes vs. Renee Forte

Cristiano Marcello vs. Reza Madadi

Rony “Jason” Bezerra vs. Sam Sicilia

Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva

Vitor Belfort vs. Alan Belcher

Erik Koch vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)

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