UFC 127 betting fans have a lot of respect for both fighters and the way that Fitch has made his climb for beginner into a favorite with the UFC gambling line.
BJ Penn is one of the biggest names and most respected stars in mixed martial arts and will take on Jon Fitch on February 26 at UFC 127 from Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. Fight Time from Down Under is scheduled for 3 PM ET and Sports-Gambling opened with UFC 127 odds of Fitch as a -200 favorite and Penn as a +160 dog.
Fitch is known and respected throughout mixed martial arts circles as a hard worker that has a selfless attitude when working at the American Kickboxing Academy where he is a captain. His bout against Penn is a high stakes matchup that will move the winner up to possible top contender status in the welterweight division.
Fitch began his career as a college wrestler at Purdue as the assistant coach there, Tom Erikson, brought in UFC contacts to begin to train Fitch.
Fitch had a modest start to his UFC online betting career with an even 2-2 record after 4 bouts. His statement making victory over Thiago Alves on June 28, 2006 at Ultimate Fight night launched him into contender status as fans and handicappers began to take him seriously after that win.
Fitch went on to win his next 5 bouts to set up a UFC welterweight championship fight with Georges St. Pierre which he lost in a unanimous decision on August 9, 2008 at UFC 87. He has never lost since that title bout as he will be riding a 5 bout winning streak into this matchup against Penn.
Ironically enough he is coming off a win against the same man that he made his name against as he scored a unanimous decision win over Alves on August 7 of 2010 at UFC 117.
Fitch is known throughout UFC 127 betting circles as something of a finesse fighter as 13 of his 23 career wins have been by decision. Fitch is well respected for his balance at mixed martial arts.