For the first time in his UFC career, Fitch will be fighting in a main event with all eyes on him and the spotlight shining bright.
He will enter the octagon a heavy underdog. However, this will most certainly be the opportunity of a lifetime. One that is long overdue.
Fitch's resume is arguably more impressive and more accomplished than any No. 1 contender ever in the UFC. He is 17-0 as a welterweight, 8-0 in the UFC, and has won 15 fights in a row.
What most people don't know is that his eight consecutive UFC victories ties the all-time record set by UFC Hall of Fame inductee and MMA legend Royce Gracie.
Fitch has paid his dues but frequently remains absent when fans and media are discussing the best fighters in MMA. He has never quite gotten the level of respect or recognition that he deserves.
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