His opponent, top welterweight contender Jon Fitch (15-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC), recently confirmed the fight on his official website.
The fight is set for the main card of UFC 82, which takes place March 1 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva meets former PRIDE stand-out Dan Henderson in the night’s main event.
UFC 82 will be televised on pay-per-view.
Fitch, an American Kickboxing Academy fighter and former captain of the Purdue University wrestling team, is 7-0 in the UFC. He’s currently riding a 14-fight win streak and most recently defeated Diego Sanchez at UFC 76 in September.
With a victory in March, Fitch could be in line for the next title shot. Current champ Matt Serra meets interim champ Georges St. Pierre at a UFC 83 event planned for April 19 in Montreal.
Wilson, a Team Quest fighter, is an IFL and BodogFIGHT veteran. He’s currently riding a four-fight win streak, which includes a victory over Derrick Noble (21-10-1) in his most recent fight at an October 2007 SportFight event in Oregon. Wilson, 30, was the former striking coach at Team Quest.view original article >>
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