Fresh off his unanimous decision victory over Kendall Grove at UFC 101, Ricardo Almeida (11-3) will finally get to make his welterweight debut when he tangles with 170-pound stalwart Jon Fitch (19-3) at UFC 106 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 21. Since returning to the sport of mixed martial arts after a self-imposed three-year layoff to open the Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Hamilton, N.J., ?Cachorrao? has posted a 3-1 record, which includes wins over Grove as well as the previously unbeaten Rob Yundt at UFC 81 and Matt Horwich at UFC Fight Night 18. The lone loss came via split decision to the hard-hitting Patrick Cote at UFC 86 ? a fight that earned ?The Predator? a title shot against middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. Almeida was expected to make the drop in weight prior to UFC 101, however, Joe Silva offered him a chance to fight in front of his hometown crowd if he remained at 185-pounds to mix it up with ?Da Spyder? during the televised portion of the card. It was an offer he couldn?t refuse. With the hard-fought win behind him, Almeida can now set his sights on the welterweight division ? against arguably one of the toughest competitors in the entire class. Out of the frying pan and into the fire.