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Jon Fitch, Demian Maia to meet

Updated: November 16, 2012, 8:40 AM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Welterweights Jon Fitch and Demian Maia have agreed to meet Feb. 2 at UFC 156, promotion officials announced Thursday night.

Fitch, who is ranked seventh among 170-pound fighters by ESPN.com, came up short in his bid for the title -- dropping a unanimous decision to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 87 in August 2008.

After the loss, Fitch went on a five-fight win streak and appeared headed toward to rematch with St. Pierre, but he hit a snag in 2011 -- unable to register wins in either ...

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