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Apr 3, 2016 10:15 am

WSOF 30 Results: Branch retains title, Fitch becomes new welterweight champ

David Branch (18-3 MMA) successfully defended his World Series of Fighting middleweight title yesterday evening by defeating challenger Clifford Starks (13-3 MMA) via unanimous decision. Branch, who currently holds both the WSOF middleweight and light heavyweight titles, used effective grappling and top control to frustrate Starks in every round on route to the decision victory....

Oct 21, 2015 6:56 am

Ratings report: WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami viewership drops 16% from WSOF 23

This past Saturday former UFC welterweight title contender Jon Fitch squared off against Yushin Okami under the World Series of Fighting banner on NBC Sports. The fight went the distance, with Fitch ultimately being awarded the unanimous decision win, and another crack at the vacant WSOF welterweight championship. According to MMAFighting, the event drew in...

Oct 18, 2015 3:52 pm

WSOF 24’s Jon Fitch: ‘I respected Yushin Okami’s power too much’

World Series of Fighting hosted UFC veterans Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami’s first meeting at “WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami”. With a combined seventy-six professional fights to their name, it is to nobody’s surprise that they fought intelligently and cautiously for fifteen minutes straight. Of course one would catch the other off guard with the...

Oct 17, 2015 8:10 pm

WSOF 24 Results: Jon Fitch Defeats Yushin Okami by decision

Tonight in the main event of World Series of Fighting 24, Jon Fitch defeated Yushin Okami via unanimous decision. With tonight’s win, Fitch returned to the win column, and as he stated prior to the fight, will seek another title shot under the WSOF banner. Tonight’s win marks the 27th in Fitch’s career, and his...


Oct 17, 2015 8:31 am

Fitch: “I make grown men look like children”

As Jon Fitch prepares for his WSOF 24 headlining fight against Yushin Okami tonight, his mindset going into the fight couldn’t be more clear. He spoke to MMAJunkie to explain his plan for the fight, as well as what a win over Okami will mean for his career. “I plan on smashing him on Saturday,...

Oct 17, 2015 7:29 am

Fitch: “I’ll trade some brain cells for some money”

As more and more research emerges on the risk of brain damage associated with fighting, Jon Fitch says it’s worth the risk as long as fighters are being paid correctly. Fitch spoke on The MMA Hour to discuss the matter. “If we’re getting paid correctly, it shouldn’t matter. We know the risk; we know what’s...

Oct 7, 2015 2:33 pm

Jon Fitch: ‘I Broke GSP When We Fought’

  “I think that I broke him in that fight. He never fought the same way again. He started fighting very safe, very cautious. He stopped finishing people. I think I got into his head that fight, and that’s why I wanted to fight him again so bad. That first fight I had zero defense...

Oct 2, 2015 5:44 am

Jon Fitch vs. Yushin Okami Winner Will Face Jake Shields For Vacant WSOF WW Title

The World Series of Fighting had to deal with a big situation recently, with the whole Jake Shields vs. Rousimar Palhares situation. After their welterweight title fight the promotion made the decision to strip Palhares of his belt and suspend him indefinitely. Palhares continually scratched at Shields’ eyes throughout the fight and then, when he...

Sep 30, 2015 2:05 am

That Time Jon Fitch Fought Johny Hendricks And Got KTFO!

Remember when Johny Hendricks was going through the welterweight division and just putting everyone’s lights out? Yeah, I miss it too. But hey, you can’t KO everyone. Hendricks is still at the top of the division close to another title shot for a reason, so I guess you can’t really call him out for not...

Sep 20, 2015 11:21 am

Jon Fitch: Nick Diaz’s suspension is unifying the fighters

Nick Diaz’s suspension lit the mixed martial arts community on fire last week when it was announced the Nevada State Athletic Commission would be suspending the UFC fighter for five years. One of Diaz’s post fight drug test came back positive for marijuana and they chose to make an example out of the repeated offender...

Sep 17, 2015 9:58 pm

Jon Fitch Blames Athletic Commissions For Rousimar Palhares Incident

It would make sense that former UFC welterweight Jon Fitch wouldn’t mind taking a few shots at the currently indefinitely suspended WSOF fighter Rousimar Palhares. After all, it was Palhares who injured Fitch’s knee and forced him to sit on the sidelines for almost a year. But no, Fitch actually says he wouldn’t mind giving...

Jul 30, 2015 11:27 am

Jon Fitch vs. Yushin Okami Set To Headline WSOF 24

According to sources close to the situation, welterweights Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami will face off in the main event of WSOF 24, which is scheduled to take place Oct. 17 at Foxwoods Resort and Casino Also expected on the card is a light heavyweight fight between Vinny Magalhaes and Matt Hamill. And that’s not...

Jun 3, 2015 5:30 am

Jon Fitch: ‘We’re Going To Hell’

Jon Fitch is happy about going into the ‘devils home’. Fitch is apart of the class action lawsuit against Zuffa and recently it was ruled that the proceedings would be moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, instead of San Jose, California, where it was originally filed. Zuffa’s lawyers were able to get it moved to the...

Feb 25, 2015 3:11 pm

Palhares: ‘Fitch the cheater got what he deserved’

Following Jon Fitch’s WSOF title bout against Rousimar Palhares, it was revealed that Fitch failed his post-fight drug test, for an undisclosed substance. The failed drug test was one that Palhares found quite interesting, given that Fitch called Palhares a dirty fighter prior to the fight. Palters spoke to MMAFighting about the irony of the...

Feb 10, 2015 1:26 pm

BJ Penn Reacts To Jon Fitch’s Failed Drug Test

Two-division, five-time UFC Champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn recently took to twitter to take a jab at an old foe, Jon Fitch. Following news that Fitch, who last saw action in a WSOF title fight, failed his drug test for elevated levels of testosterone, Penn said the following. Beer and hotdogs, coward. @jonfitchdotnet — BJ...

Feb 6, 2015 3:06 pm

Jon Fitch Fails Pre-Fight Drug Test

Former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch has been flagged by the California State Athletic Commission for failing his pre-fight WSOF 16 drug test. A CIR test has already confirmed the results. The California State Athletic Commission will not disclose the substance that Fitch tested positive for, though multiple sources believe it to be elevated testosterone....

Dec 16, 2014 1:03 pm

REVEALED! Cung Le, Jon Fitch, & Nate Quarry Are Suing The UFC

  Details are still pretty scarce right now, but a press-conference is currently preparing to start, regarding a class-action lawsuit against the UFC. While several fighters are expected to take part in this legal matter, three fighters with UFC experience have stepped up and filed. Check it: Media packet states that Cung Le, Jon Fitch...

Dec 16, 2014 10:44 am

CSAC: Yes, Palhares Held Fitch Sub Too Long

“He chose to keep it going another few seconds. You can say it’s the heat of the moment — I’ve heard that too many times from him. I don’t think it’s enough to punish him or anything. It’s real borderline. I’m pretty mad.” “Was it long? Yeah, it was long. I think if they argued...

Dec 15, 2014 5:01 am

Palhares to undergo surgery after submitting Fitch at WSOF 16

WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares quickly defeated Jon Fitch this past weekend after WSOF 16 in just 90 seconds with a slick kneebar. Palters revealed after the bout that he would need to undergo major surgery on his left knee, as well as possibly surgery for his shoulder. “I had some injuries. In fact, I...

Dec 14, 2014 8:16 am

REPLAY! Palhares destroys Fitch’s knee with brutal kneebar

In the main event of WSOF 16 last night, WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares locked in a tight kneebar on Jon Fitch, forcing the challenger to tap just 90 seconds into the match. Check out the highlights: Your browser does not support iframes.

Oct 13, 2014 7:57 pm

Fitch Unveils Gameplan For Palhares Bout

Jon Fitch is set to take on WSOF champion Rousimar Palhares in a highly anticipated match that was supposed to go down several months ago, but was forced to withdraw after his mother became ill (Read about that HERE). Now the match is finally set to go down on December 27th at WSOF 16. Fitch...

Oct 11, 2014 7:40 pm

WSOF 14 Results: Shields Makes Quick Work of Ford, Calls Out Fitch

Ryan Ford let Jake Shields take the fight to the ground and he paid for it with a loss. Shields got popped with a straight left from Ford early on in the fight and you could tell Shields had no interest in keeping the fight standing. Shields shot for a takedown, but Ford blocked it...

Oct 8, 2014 6:06 pm

Cormier Replaces Fitch As AKA Team Captain

Longtime American Kickboxing Academy Team Captain, Jon Fitch, has left San Jose for a new life in Las Vegas. As such, he’s relinquished his title as captain, and Daniel Cormier has been voted in. D.C. is set to fight Jon Jones for the UFC light-heavyweight world title on January 3rd. The American Kickboxing Academy has...

Oct 7, 2014 5:01 am

Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon Fitch Set To Headline WSOF 16

The bout WSOF fans have been waiting for will finally happen. Rousimar Palhares will defend his WSOF welterweight championship against Jon Fitch at WSOF 15 in December. The bout was originally scheduled to go down back in July, but Palhares withdrew from the bout after his mother became ill. The WSOF confirmed the bout with...