The world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion is reporting welterweight Jon Fitch will make his return against Johny Hendricks at UFC 141. The New Year’s weekend extravaganza takes place December 30th inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Fitch hasn’t been seen since his highly controversial draw against BJ Penn at UFC 127 this past February. The former top contender underwent surgery on his right shoulder this past May and has been on the mend ever since.
He owns an impressive 23–3–1 (1 NC) record and had rattled off five consecutive wins prior to his confrontation with Penn.
Hendricks holds a 11-1 professional mark and posted a split decision victory over Mike Pierce at UFC 133 in August. The southpaw’s sole blemish came in a unanimous decision loss to Rick Story in December 2010.
UFC 141 will feature a heavyweight blockbuster brawl between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem.
Here are the athletes expected to appear in the show:
Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks
Alistair Overeem vs. Brock Lesnar