by Ricardo Mendoza – MMAWeekly.com
(Photo courtesy of FitchFighter.com)
American Kickboxing Academy fighter Jon Fitch, who is 3-0 in the UFC and is the #8 welterweight in the MMAWeekly Rankings, has signed on to face Shooto veteran Kuniyoshi Hironaka. The fight is set to take place at UFC 64 on October 14th.
Fitch last saw action at Ultimate Fight Night 5 in June, where he dominated Thiago Alves before finishing Alves with strikes in the second round.
Hironaka is coming off an impressive win over UFC veteran Renato “Charuto” Verissimo by TKO in the second round at Rumble on the Rock 9 in April.
When asked for his thoughts on fighting Hironaka, Fitch said, “It’s a tough fight. They aren’t giving me any easy passes in the UFC… I think it’s going to be an exciting fight.”
Regarding the match-up of his fighting style with Hironaka’s, Fitch said, “I think we’re both well rounded, but I think the only advantage I have on him
is a little size.”