"(Fitch) and (Silva) have verbally agreed to meet at UFC 153," Helwani posted.
Fitch was set to return earlier this year to take on Aaron Simpson after missing several months with a shoulder injury, but a knee injury in training forced him out. The former No. 1 contender brings a record of 23-4-1 to the fight, but lost his last via knockout to Johny Hendricks.
Silva (14-2) is 2-1 since joining the UFC from Jungle Fights in 2011. He will be fighting in his native country of Brazil at UFC 153, as it takes place from Rio de Janeiro.
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