Jon Fitch to fight Johny Hendricks

Updated: September 12, 2011, 6:26 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN.com

A welterweight fight between former No. 1 contender Jon Fitch and rising prospect Johny Hendricks has been agreed to for UFC 141 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.

Both fighters have verbally committed to the bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the source said.

Sidelined since February with a shoulder injury, Fitch (23-3-1) was cleared to resume training last month. The 33-year-old had a five-fight win streak snapped at UFC 127, where he fought to a majority draw ...

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