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)