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dudeabides 03-07-2013 08:30 PM

World Series of Fighting signs Fitch


In a widely anticipated move, onetime UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (24-5-1) has inked a multi-deal with the upstart World Series of Fighting. ( confirmed the news with a WSOF official following a report from

Fitch is expected to make his promotional debut at WSOF 3, which takes place June 14 in Las Vegas. A venue has yet to be confirmed.

The American Kickboxing Academy welterweight was in talks with the promotion over several weeks, ironing out contract details. The WSOF expressed immediate interest in him following his release from UFC, which followed a decision loss to Demian Maia at UFC 156 this past month.

Fitch could not be reached for comment.

Prior to his loss, Fitch returned to the octagon following a long injury layoff to deliver a signature performance over up-and-comer Erick Silva at UFC 153. He received a "Fight of the Night" bonus of $70,000.

His release from the UFC prompted a wave of sympathy from fans who felt he had been prematurely released by the promotion. UFC President Dana White said the fighter was too expensive given his recent slide, though he anticipated Fitch would return after rebuilding his career in another promotion.

Prior to a 1-2-1 run, Fitch earned a 13-1 record in the UFC with his only loss coming to champ Georges St-Pierre at UFC 87.

LizaG 03-08-2013 02:35 AM

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about 30mins ago Fitch tweeted he hasn't signed with anyone yet. But all the signs point to WSOF, best move for him, plus they have the NBC deal :)

Stun Gun 03-08-2013 09:12 AM

lets hope they sign some damn welterweights so we have good fights. Fitch murders everyone they have signed now

LizaG 03-08-2013 09:22 AM

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MMAMania are reporting it, but Fitch ain't confirming it...hope it works out.

Stun Gun 03-08-2013 09:24 AM

Jon Fitch @jonfitchdotnet

Contracts are finalized however and I will be signing a deal with World Series Of Fighting tomorrow. Time to get back to work.

LizaG 03-08-2013 09:28 AM

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Eeeeeeeeexcllent :D

OU 03-08-2013 10:04 AM

He is fighting Gerald Harris.

LL 03-08-2013 10:22 AM

Fitch will Fitch!

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OU 03-08-2013 03:25 PM

Lightweight John Gunderson's callout of Jacob Volkmann wasn't successful, but he did get another UFC vet for his promotional debut.

Gunderson (34-14-2) on Thursday told ( that he is set to meet Dan Lauzon (16-4) at World Series of Fighting 3, which takes place June 14 in Las Vegas

kantowrestler 03-11-2013 12:08 AM

Well this should be a good fight for Jon Fitch. I wonder when World Series of Fighting will start creating titles. Fitch should be in line for one.

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