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
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
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
Markes on Feb. 15. Prior to that defeat, the 37-year-old had
won three straight fights, going perfect in 2011 with wins over
Tavares and Eric
Schafer. “A-Train” owns a 6-3 Octagon record and has been
finished just once in his 14 career outings.