Yes, if you prefer the ground game over punches and kicks, Fitch vs. Maia will likely excite you. The match up between the two grapplers was announced on Friday and will take place on February 2 in Las Vegas.
The two black belts will go at it in Las Vegas as part of a card that already features Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar, Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Silva. Maia will look to continue his impressive run in the 170 lbs division after defeating Dong Hyun Kim and Rick Story. Fitch is coming off of a big win over previously unbeaten Erick Silva after suffering a devastating knockout loss to Johny Hendricks and a draw to BJ Penn.
For both fighters, this is a major fight as Fitch looks to inch his way back into title contention while Maia looks to become a contender at welterweight after tasting a title shot in the 185 lbs division.