According to Ariel Helwani, Jon Fitch will return to the Octagon this October to face Erick Silva. Helwani confirmed news of the fight on his Twitter page Monday night.
“(Fitch) and (Silva) have verbally agreed to meet at UFC 153,” Helwani posted.
Fitch was set to return earlier this year to take on Aaron Simpson after missing several months with a shoulder injury, but a knee injury in training forced him out. The former No. 1 contender brings a record of 23-4-1 to the fight, but lost his last via knockout to Johny Hendricks.
Silva (14-2) is 2-1 since joining the UFC from Jungle Fights in 2011. He will be fighting in his native country of Brazil at UFC 153, as it takes place from Rio de Janeiro.