A welterweight bout between perennial contender Jon Fitch and Johny Hendricks was officially confirmed for the UFC 141 fight card on Monday afternoon, just hours after the matchup was reported to have been agreed upon for the December 30 event in Las Vegas after previously being targeted for UFC 139.
Fitch’s shoulder injury scrapped a rematch with BJ Penn from UFC 132 in July after the pair fought to a draw at UFC 127 in February. Fitch (23-3-1) had previously won five-straight since coming up short against welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre in 2008.
Hendricks (11-1) has rebounded from his first career loss to Rick Story in December with wins over TJ Waldburger and Mike Pierce in 2011.
UFC 141, a rare Friday pay-per-view to avoid New Year’s Eve the following night, is headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem.
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Pictured: Johny Hendricks