Wednesday, November 19, 2008
MMA Mania claims Jon Fitch will make his return to the Octagon at UFC 94 against Akihiro Gono. It looks like the UFC is giving Fitch a very winnable fight in the hopes he can get back to being a viable title contender. Fitch wins this fight, maybe fights a better opponent in the summer (a rematch with Alves would be nice), then gets a shot at the champion around this time next year. That's the best case scenario for Fitch because as of right now, the Welterweight division is very crowded. You've got GSP/Penn. Then Thiago Alves should have first crack at the Welterweight Title. Kenny Florian has all but assured himself of fighting BJ Penn in the summer. This leaves Fitch in no man's land for the time being, which is why I feel the UFC has given him a less than stellar fight to keep him busy and viable.