Alan Belcher realizes that he has a perfect opportunity to position himself in the UFC’s middleweight division later this month.
Belcher, who is riding a four-fight win streak, will face Yushin Okami at UFC 155 in Las Vegas. He recently told MMAMania.com that a win over the former contender would make for an ideal finish to 2012 and start to 2013.
“I want to go on a roll and stay busy and really be involved in the sport, and be in front of the fans fighting as much as possible,” Belcher said. “I’m not going to put a number on (how many fights I want), I just want to fight the best guys and I want to get my fights signed.”
Belcher (18-6) has stopped Wilson Gouveia, Patrick Cote, Jason MacDonald and Rousimar Palhares since a loss to Yoshihiro Akiyama in 2009. With several fighters looking to stake a claim to a title shot, “The Talent” feels ready to do so himself.
Belcher was forced out of a planned meeting with Vitor Belfort earlier this year due to a fractured spine, but he has been cleared and is ready to compete inside the Octagon.