Sorry Jake Shields your title shot may be some time away. Jon Fitch (@fitchfighter) has just tweeted that Dana White himself has told him that the winner of his upcoming fight against Alves will have the next shot at the 170 lb. welterweight belt.
“FitchFighter: Dana said winner of me and thiago get title shot.”
If Fitch could pull out the win, and American Kickboxing Academy sparring partner Josh Koscheck can pull the upset over the dominating champion Georges St. Pierre, we may see AKA vs AKA for the first time. The AKA camp has always prided themselves as being a family, vowing to never take fights against each-other. With two of three of the top welterweight contenders from AKA, the implications may soon be answered as White has voiced for in the past.