The revolving door that has become Jon Fitch’s UFC 107 opponent has taken yet another spin as talented Mike Pierce will be the third opponent assigned to face Fitch on the December 12th fight card.
MMAJunkie is reporting that both welterweights have agreed to the scrap and fight contracts should be signed and submitted shortly.
Fitch was originally slated to face Ricardo Almeida inside the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, however Almeida suffered a knee injury last week and was forced to pull out. The UFC immediately filled the spot by arranging a rematch between Thiago Alves and Fitch, only to have the Brazilian tear the PCL in his knee a couple days after accepting the bout.
Speaking of swapping opponents, Pierce was scheduled to face Fitch’s American Kickboxing Academy teammate, Josh Koscheck, at the yet-to-be unannounced UFC Fight Night 20 in January. However, Koscheck was promoted to meet Anthony Johnson on the main card at UFC 106 later this month.