Just imagine if he was still known as "The Chihuahua" ...

welterweight and veteran fighter Lorenz Larkin traveled all around the MMA universe before earning his first chance at a major world title.

Set to challenge for the 170-pound belt at , Larkin spent the first three years of his pro MMA career at light heavyweight, running through his first nine opponents before signing with in 2012.

Larkin continued to compete at 205-pounds until he was given the opportunity to face Robbie Lawler at middleweight. Besting the MMA great via unanimous decision, Larkin was eventually brought over to the UFC in 2013, although he didn't quite hit his stride until 2015, when he finally dropped down to welterweight.

Winning four of five welterweight fights inside the Octagon (his only loss was a split decision), Larkin blasted through top-5 welterweights and before embarking on a stint with free agency.

Contract negotiations were kind to "The Monsoon," as he signed with Bellator in 2017 for an immediate title shot against . The two square off at on June 24.

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