UFC 141: Jon Fitch Returns, Faces Johny Hendricks

Fitch resumes training for bout with prospect Hendricks

Jon Fitch finally has a date for his return to the Octagon.

The former top welterweight contender returns to face rising prospect Johny Hendricks at UFC 141 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas. The event takes place Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and is headlined by a heavyweight contender’s bout between former UFC champ Brock Lesnar and Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem.

Fitch has been sidelined since February with a shoulder injury. He last faced BJ Penn at UFC 137 in Australia, going all the way to a majority draw. Fitch had openly campaigned for a rematch with Penn, but the Hawaiian will get Nick Diaz instead.

Hendricks’ lone loss in the Octagon came to Rick Story last year. Outside of that speed bump, the former Oklahoma State wrestler has been nearly perfect with an 11-1 record.

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