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Jon Fitch Cleared to Fight, Scheduled to Return at UFC 139

Mike HodgesCorrespondent IAugust 18, 2011

UFC welterweight Jon Fitch has been cleared to continue fighting.

According to MMAJunkie.com, Fitch posted on his Twitter account that his doctor had medically cleared him to resume training following his rehabilitation from shoulder surgery.

"Dr. Kavitne gave me the OK to fight," Fitch said.

The American Kickboxing Academy product was originally scheduled to rematch BJ Penn at UFC 132 after their first bout went to a unanimous draw at UFC 127.

However, since recovering from his shoulder injury, their bout has been scrapped in favour of Penn being lined-up against Carlos Condit at UFC 137 in October. Although nothing has been confirmed, MMAJunkie.com reports Fitch could return at UFC 139 against Johnny Hendricks.

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