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UFC 82: Jon Fitch vs. Akihiro Gono booked; Fitch inks contract extension (Exclusive)

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Top welterweight contender Jon Fitch (15-2) has signed the bout agreement to fight Akihiro Gono (27-12-7) at UFC 82: "Pride of a Champion" on March 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, ( just learned.

We first passed along the possibility of the match up back in November 2007. Since that time it is believed that his representives were pushing hard for a showdown with Karo Parisyan.

It apparently didn't happen.

In addition, the American Kickboxing Academy standout has re-signed with the organization for another three bouts. He is undefeated (7-0) in the Octagon since his debut in 2005. Fitch has also not lost a professional fight since 2002 -- more than five years.

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