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Scrap between welterweights Jon Fitch, Erick Silva added to UFC 153

The card for UFC 153 continues to grow bigger and bigger by the day, as welterweights Jon Fitch and Erick Silva have been linked to the event set for October 13 in Rio de Janeiro. Currently, the main event boasts UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo defending his title against Erik Koch. Fellow Brazilians Glover Teixeira (vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson) and Vitor Belfort (against Alan Belcher) have also been signed to the card.

UFC Tonight insider Ariel Helwani confirmed Fitch and Silva have signed verbal agreements to square off at the show.

Fitch (23-4-1) is coming off the first knockout loss of his UFC career when Johny Hendricks defeated him late last year. A knee injury took the one-time title-contender out of a planned fight with Aaron Simpson in his return bout, though clearly Fitch has healed to the point he’ll be ready this fall.

Silva, meanwhile, will be seeking the biggest win of his brief UFC career. The Brazilian sports a 14-2 career mark including a 2-1 record inside the Octagon.


  • joe mo mma says:

    eSilva is an animal. It’s great to seem him against tougher opponents. If he defeats a guy like Fitch, one or two more impressive wins after that could mean a title shot.

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  • MCM says:

    I still think Fitch is a top 5 WW so this is a huge test for eSilva. But it’s a great fight that, and I hate saying this, could go either way. I haven’t seen a ton of Erick’s fights, but from what I have seen, he’s impressive. Fitch, on the other hand, has a tendency to make world class fighters look like amateurs. I know most people won’t agree with me saying this about a Fitch fight, but I think this one could be a barn burner.

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  • It could be, only because Silva is a great grappler and he knows he has to scramble alot. I like this fight and Im takin Fitch for the win!

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