Welterweight contender Jon Fitch will return to action at UFC 82: Pride of a Champion, which takes place on March 1st at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
The news comes from a report by The Fight Network.
While an opponent for Fitch has not yet been revealed, rumors have been circulating that the American Kickboxing Academy product may be taking on former PRIDE veteran Akihiro Gono.
Fitch is undefeated thus far inside the confines of the UFC, racking up seven straight victories. His last win was a unanimous decision over Diego Sanchez at UFC 76.
Update 3:37 PM: MMA Mania is reporting that Fitch has signed a bout agreement to fight Akihiro Gono at the event. They are also reporting that Fitch has signed a three-fight contract extension with the UFC as well.
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