Fitch eying Victory… and GSP

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Fitch (left) at yesterday's weigh-ins / Photo: UFC

With 23 wins in 28 fights, Jon Jones is one of the kingpins of the UFC’s welterweight division. The wrestling specialist has beaten fighters of the caliber of Thiago Pitbull, Diego Sanchez, Paulo Thiago and others, but to this day he has only had one shot at the divisional title: dropping a unanimous decision to Georges Saint-Pierre at UFC 87 back in 2008.

Now targeting another stab at the title, Fitch takes on Johnny Hendricks at UFC 141 tonight in Las Vegas: “It was a great year. I’ll end it on the right foot, with a good win on the 30th, and I’ll make 2012 my year,” asserted Fitch.

Next year really does look to be a good one for the fighter, as Dana White is looking closely at the possibility of a rematch with Saint-Pierre. “Jon Fitch is back at the top of the 170-lb division. We have a few fights lined up for Saint-Pierre, and Fitch is one of them,” stated the UFC president at the pre-event press conference.

What do you think, dear reader? Will Fitch make it past Hendricks? Does he deserve another shot at GSP?

UFC 141
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Friday, December 30, 2011

Brock Lesnar vs Alistar Overeem
Nate Diaz vs Donald Cerrone
Jon Fitch vs Johny Hendricks
Vladimir Matyushenko vs Alexander Gustafsson
Nam Phan vs Jim Hettes

Card Preliminar (TV americana)
Ross Pearson vs Junior Assunção
Anthony Njokuani vs Danny Castillo

Card Preliminar (Facebook)
Jacob Volkmann vs Efrain Escudero
Dong Hyun Kim vs Sean Pierson
Matt Riddle vs Luis Ramos
Manny Gamburyan vs Diego Nunes

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