The Daily Recap: Fitch-Maia at UFC 156, St. Pierre-Silva News & More

Georges St. Pierre. Photo property of the UFC/Zuffa LLC.

The UFC has announced that welterweight contenders Jon Fitch and Demian Maia will lock horns at UFC 156. UFC president Dana White said, “Maia hopes to move up the welterweight rankings by taking out perennial contender Fitch. Fitch wants to build on his Fight of the Night-winning victory over Erick Silva." [UFC]

Despite earlier reports of The Ultimate Fighter being moved to Wednesday nights on FX, a FX official has stated that it’s highly unlikely TUF will air on Wednesday nights. An official announcement is expected to come within the next two or three weeks. [MMA Fighting]

Jeff “The Snowman” Monson returned to the ring last night against fellow PRIDE veteran Aleksander Emelianenko. Monson came out victorious securing a second round submission over the Russian heavyweight. [MMA.tv]

Dana White was a guest on ESPN’s Sportscenter and he stated that if Georges St. Pierre can beat Carlos Condit on Saturday night, chances are St. Pierre and Anderson Silva will likely fight in May. Silva recently spoke out and said he wanted to take a year off before stepping into the octagon again. [MMAWeekly]

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