Fitch (23-4-1) is looking to rebound from a knockout loss at the hands of Johny Hendricks last year. The defeat came on the heels of a Draw with former champion B.J. Penn, leaving Fitch on the outside of the division looking in for the first time in a long time.
Comaprably, Simpson (11-3) will be making his UFC debut at welterweight with the former Arizona State University standout dropping down from the middleweight division. Simpson has won three of his last four but was stopped by Ronny Markes in his last fight.
MMAWeekly was the first to report news of the bout taking place.
UFC 149 takes place July 21 from Calgary. Jose Aldo will defend his UFC featherweight title in the main event. A bout between Thiago Alves-Yoshihiro Akiyama is also expected to go down at the show.
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