Report: Jon Fitch Injured, Out of July 11th Bout With Aaron Simpson
By FCF Staff
Jon Fitch’s first appearance of 2012 will be delayed, as the accomplished welterweight has reportedly been forced to withdraw from his July11th, UFC on FUEL TV 4 bout with Aaron Simpson due to injury.
The 34 year-old-welterweight, who has yet to compete since he was knocked out by Johny Hendricks in December, has injured his knee according to a report from the Wrestling Observer.com.
The UFC has not announced the injury and there’s been no word as to who will replace Fitch (23-4) at the upcoming event.
Simpson (11-3) is also looking to rebound from a loss, as the decorated wrestler is coming off a split decision defeat to Ronny Markes at a UFC on FUEL card in February.
Prior to the loss Simpson had won three straight.
The July 11th, UFC on FUEL TV event will be hosted by San Jose’s HP Pavilion and will be headlined by a middleweight bout between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman.