UFC officials announced Tuesday that Aaron Simpson will welcome Kenny Robertson back to the Octagon at UFC on Fuel TV 4.

The change was announced during the new episode of “UFC Tonight” on Fuel TV. Simpson was initially slated to square off against Jon Fitch before the American Kickboxing Academy product withdrew from their bout with a knee injury.

UFC on Fuel TV 4 takes place July 11 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., and is headlined by a middleweight confrontation between former NCAA wrestling standouts Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman.

Robertson, 28, posted the lone loss of his professional career in his only appearance with the UFC, suffering a technical knockout defeat at the hands of Mike Pierce 16 months ago at UFC 126. The welterweight rebounded from the loss by knocking out fellow UFC castoff Lucio Linhares with a spinning back-fist in October.

Formerly competing at middleweight, Simpson decided to make the cut to 170 pounds following a split decision loss at the hands of Ronny Markes on Feb. 15. Prior to that defeat, the 37-year-old had won three straight fights, going perfect in 2011 with wins over Mario Miranda, Brad Tavares and Eric Schafer. “A-Train” owns a 6-3 Octagon record and has been finished just once in his 14 career outings.

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