http://mmajunkie.com Jon Fitch
Anderson Silva’s remarkable victory over Dan Henderson at UFC 82 overshadowed a smaller — but still significant — storyline from the event: Jon Fitch’s record win streak and upcoming title shot.

The story was the focus of this week’s “MMA Insider” column for the Dayton Daily News.

With Saturday’s unanimous-decision win over tough UFC newcomer Chris Wilson, Fitch  (16-2 MMA, 8-0 UFC) posted his eighth-straight victory in the UFC. No one has matched that streak since UFC hall-of-famer Royce Gracie won eight straight fights from UFC 1 to UFC 3.

Fitch seemed genuinely embarrassed to be mentioned in the same breath as Gracie when news of the record came up, but the Inadiana-based fighter was confident that his body of work deserved a title shot. After all, the list of victims is pretty impressive: Brock Larson (22-2), Josh Burkman (9-5), Thiago Alves (13-3), Kuniyoshi Hironaka (11-4), Luigi Fioravanti (12-3), Roan Carneiro (12-6), Diego Sanchez (18-2) and Wilson (13-4).

In the post-UFC 82 press conference, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Fitch would be next in line for a title shot once “this whole Matt Serra and Georges St. Pierre thing gets figured out.” Those two fighters headline an April 19 event in Canada.

White also hinted that Fitch had the opportunity to sit out the early part of 2008 to wait for his title shot. Instead, he lauded the 30-year-old fighter for taking the fight with Wilson.

In any manner, to read the entire story, which includes some info about Mark Coleman’s upcoming fight with Brock Lesnar and UFC 82 live gate/attendance info, head over to Dayton Daily News.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Gilbert Melendez wants 'one last run' at UFC title – and at featherweight

  • 29 days ago
  • 12 views

With three consecutive losses on his record, Gilbert Melendez is looking to make a significant change as he heads down the final stretch of a nearly 15-year career.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>

Jorge Masvidal Stops Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone (UFC Denver Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 8 views

Jorge Masvidal ended Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone's four-fight winning streak in the UFC Denver co-main event on Saturday, finished Cerrone in the second round. read news >>

Sam Alvey Wants to Set Record for Most UFC Fights | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 14 views

After beating Nate Marquardt at UFC on FOX 23, Smilin' Sam Alvey has his eyes on setting the record for most UFC fights in a calendar year. read news >>

Abel Trujillo full media scrum ahead of UFC Fight Night 104

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

HOUSTON – Lightweight Abel Trujillo is on a nice winning streak but continues to fly under the radar. He’s hoping to change that.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Watch Anderson Silva Destroy Chael Sonnen in Their Rematch (UFC 208 Free Fight) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 8 views

Anderson Silva extended his consecutive title defenses record to 10 when he defeated Chael Sonnen at UFC 148. Silva faces Derek Brunson at UFC 208 on Saturday. read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 results: Sam Alvey stretches streak to 4, takes decision from Nate Marquardt

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

DENVER – It may not have been the most exciting fight of his career, but Sam Alvey got what is no doubt the biggest win of his career.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Felice Herrig v2.0 Puts First Blemish on Alexa Grasso's Record (UFC Houston Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 16 days ago
  • 4 views

A new and improved Felice Herrig took a unanimous decision over Alexa Grasso at UFC Fight Night 104 on Saturday in Houston. read news >>

UFC 208 Gate and Attendance: Fights Set Arena Record for Highest Grossing Sporting Event

  • 9 days ago
  • 3 views

Check out how UFC 208: Holm vs. de Randamie did in gate and attendance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 105's Cezar Ferreira: 'I can break' Elias Theodorou and become elite

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

Cezar Ferreira, currently on a three-fight winning streak, is making the trek to Canada looking to break into an echelon of success he’s yet to experience in the 185-pound division.Filed under: News, read news >>

UFC Fight Night 104 post-fight facts: Jessica Andrade ties 2 UFC champs in record books

  • 15 days ago
  • 11 views

UFC Fight Night 104 featured the first underdog main-event victory of 2017 when Chan Sung Jung defeated Dennis Bermudez in Saturday’s featherweight headliner at Toyota Center in Houston. Check out al read news >>