Ricardo Almeida has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 106 welterweight matchup with Jon Fitch after “blowing out his knee” and the bout has been scratched from the November 21 pay-per-view card in Las Vegas.
Fitch announced the news on Twitter earlier today, adding that he’d be getting “a bigger better fight” on a future card instead, but was unable to disclose his new opponent.
Former welterweight champ Matt Hughes fits the bill as a “bigger better” opponent, and he remains without an opponent for his February 6 return to the Octagon at UFC 109. With Fitch’s American Kickboxing Academy teammates Mike Swick and Josh Koscheck keeping the pressure on Hughes to fight someone from the camp, could Fitch be the first AKA fighter to get a bout with the future hall of famer?
Stay tuned to MMAFrenzy.com to find out Fitch’s next fight as soon as it’s announced.
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