Jon Fitch
Murphy’s law says “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.”

The old adage appears to be true for the UFC these days as an injury has claimed another top fighter from an upcoming card.

Jon Fitch has suffered a knee injury in training that will force him out of his scheduled bout against Aaron Simpson at UFC on Fuel TV 4 on July 11.

Sources close to the match-up confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday.

Fitch was returning to the Octagon for the first time since suffering a knockout loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC 140 last December.

The loss broke Fitch’s six-fight unbeaten streak in the UFC and is only the second loss he’s suffered since joining the promotion in 2005.

While the severity of the injury is unknown, it appears that it’s bad enough for Fitch to scratch from the bout with Simpson slated to take place in San Jose, Calif., this July.

Now the search is on for yet another replacement as the UFC deals with a rash of injuries that have piled up over the last few days.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on Aaron Simpson’s new opponent when it becomes available.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

The Korean Zombie, Cult Hero Brawler, Finally Returns to the UFC

  • 17 days ago
  • 23 views

After a long layoff due to injury and a mandatory two-year stint in the South Korean army, Chan Sung Jung, the Korean Zombie, finally makes his return to the UFC this Saturday for UFC Fight Night 104 read news >>

UFC Contender's Title Hopes in Jeopardy Due to Donald Trump's Travel Ban

  • 20 days ago
  • 9 views

Up until Friday, everything was going great for Gegard Mousasi's career. Long the toast of the Japanese MMA circuit, Mousasi joined the UFC in 2013. After two up-and-down years with the company, he h read news >>

Injuries shuffle Houston lineup

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Despite the emergence of the injury bug, UFC matchmakers have jumped into action and delivered a pair of intriguing matchups to thrill fight fans in Houston on the Feb. 4 Super Bowl weekend card at read news >>

Is the UFC's women's bantamweight division set for a return to nicer, bleaker days?

  • 22 days ago
  • 7 views

The next UFC women’s bantamweight title fight appears to be set, but as champion Amanda Nunes faced off with Valentina Shevchenko after UFC on FOX 23, one didn’t get the sense that we were looking at read news >>

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Hints at Upcoming UFC Title Defense | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 19 views

The UFC has some upcoming fight cards to fill, and it appears one of them is going to feature strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk's return to the Octagon. read news >>

Derek Brunson Says Anderson Silva's Losses are Due to 'Unfortunate Events' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 11 views

Middleweight contender Derek Brunson faces former champion Anderson Silva in the UFC 208 co-main event with hopes that a win will put him back into title talk. read news >>

Valentina Shevchenko or 145 next? UFC champ Amanda Nunes lays out her game plan

  • 16 days ago
  • 24 views

HOUSTON – UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes appears to have backed away from a plan to immediately challenge for the soon-to-be-realized featherweight belt. Filed under: Featured, Featur read news >>

McCall pulled from UFC 208 bout

  • 9 days ago
  • 3 views

Flyweight contender Ian McCall has been removed from tonight’s UFC 208 bout against Jarred Brooks due to illness. read news >>

Brock Lesnar Informs UFC of Retirement from MMA, Removed from Drug Testing Pool

  • 6 days ago
  • 4 views

Brock Lesnar's mixed martial arts career appears to be over. A UFC spokesperson on Tuesday told MMA Fighting's Marc Raimondi the former UFC heavyweight champion informed the company of his retirement read news >>

After hamstring injury, UFC Fight Night 105's Thiago Santos looks to bounce back

  • 2 days ago
  • 8 views

Two losses stick out on Thiago “Marreta” Santos’ recent resume, but according to the Brazilian UFC middleweight, the most recent one doesn’t tell the whole story.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>