A change has been made to the upcoming middleweight fight between Aaron Simpson and Chris Leben, as they have been moved from UFC 114 in Las Vegas on May 29, to the June 19 card that will serve as the finale for the eleventh season of the Ultimate Fighter.
The movement of the fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Monday by sources close to the bout, who also stated the fight will now be on the main televised card for the Spike TV broadcast.
After dropping back-to-back fights, Chris Leben bounced back with a strong win over Jay Silva at UFC Fight Night in January. The former Ultimate Fighter competitor is 3-2 in his last 5 fights, and he’s hoping to build on the January win with this fight.
Stepping in to oppose Leben is undefeated former Arizona State wrestling coach, Aaron Simpson who will try to move his record to 3-0 in the UFC after moving there when the WEC decided to do away with their middleweight division.
Simpson trains alongside fellow UFC fighters Ryan Bader, C.B. Dollaway, and Jesse Forbes, and will build his training camp in Arizona.
Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more information on the upcoming TUF 11 finale show as they become available.