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Tuesday, 07/31/2012, 01:15 am

Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva In The Works For UFC 153 In Rio | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva in the works for UFC 153 in Rio.

Ariel Helwani revealed via his official Twitter account that both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout.

Fitch is coming off a loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC 141 where he was knocked out in the first round. Prior to that bout Fitch fought to a majority draw against BJ Penn at UFC 127. Over the past two years Fitch has been plagued by injuries and was expected to face Aaron Simpson at UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman but withdrew due to a knee injury.

Silva (14-2-1) is coming off an impressive victory over Charlie Brenneman at UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall. His only loss in the last six years was the questionable disqualification loss to Carlo Prater back at UFC 142.

Fitch will be desperate to get back to winning ways and register his first victory in over two years in hostile teritory against Silva in Brazil. On the other side of things Silva gets the chance to make a statement in the division by defeating former long time Welterweight number one contender.

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29 Responses to “Jon Fitch vs. Erick Silva In The Works For UFC 153 In Rio | UFC News”

  1. Xaninho says:

    I hope Fitch is going to get KTFO again.

  2. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    Lets just hope this is Fitch’s last fight in the UFC (forever) Fitch’s only chance is via lay n pray. Fans want to see fighting not “fitching”

  3. Keep Fitch (Forever) says:

    Fitch wins by what he does best. He is gonna take him down and grind out a decision. The hendricks fight was a fluke. I hope Fitch wins in the most boring fashion and all you faggot fans feel like u wasted ur money on ppv. I hope he wins in a way where the get rid of fitch fag cries and bitches like the little bitch he is.

  4. Hjortur Halldorsson says:

    Two of my favorite fighters on the same card, Aldo and E. Silva. This UFC 153 card is getting very interesting.

    Erick Silva will destroy Fitch in the first round and send Fitch to another organization.

  5. Xaninho says:

    Only thing Fitch will win is a one way ticket to Cage Warriors by way of LnP attempts and getting KTFO in the end.

  6. maurice says:

    looks like the ufc r close to finally gettin the reason to release fitch.

  7. DMAC says:

    Fitch will win this fight in Fitch fashion. I don’t mind though as long as the rest of the card has exciting fights I’ll be just fine. Fitch fights for me = smoke break!

  8. Drew says:

    Keep Fitch forever its becoming clearer by the day u have a big crush on Jon. “Fitch wins by what he does best, take him down and grind a decision” it seems like u watch his fights a lot and wish u were on the bottom getting grinded by Fitch lol shit u probably got a poster of
    In ur room.

  9. Zack says:

    Nighty night jon

  10. Pijan says:

    Why are they still giving this guy fights?

  11. danielrchargers says:

    and old wastler vs a young man who WILL KNOCK HIM THE FUCK OUT.

  12. Tom says:

    Fitch cured my insomnia…..

  13. Jason says:

    Can’t wait! I’m hopeing fitch can pull out the win!

  14. teddy b says:

    now fitch is fucked if he thought hendricks packs a punch wait to e.silva hits you

  15. quit bitching says:

    I hate Fitch with a passion….that being said…if he finishes Silva i will give him more respect…i WANT Fitch to finish someone so i can stop hearing about him on every fucking forum…

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