349 Search Results for jon fitch

Oct 26, 2016 8:15 am

Jon Fitch eyeing rematch with potential free agent Georges St-Pierre

Back in 2008, Jon Fitch stepped into the Octagon against UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Fitch had been on a tear of the UFC’s welterweight division, going on an 8-fight win streak that saw him defeat notable opponents such as Thiago Alves and Diego Sanchez. Fitch, who was widely regarded as having some of the...

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 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 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...

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...

Jul 18, 2014 5:02 am

WSOF Champ Rousimar Palhares Targets Jon Fitch And Only Jon Fitch

“My family is my life. I was sad that he said those things, but I’m not bothered. We’ll settle our things inside the cage. I don’t hope he’s my next opponent, I want him to be. I’m coming after him. I will train for him. I want him. I don’t know how the fight would...

Jun 27, 2014 6:45 am

Jon Fitch Gets New Sponsor, Will Be First Fighter Paid With Digital Currency

When top welterweight fighter steps into the cage next month for The World Series of Fighting, he will be fighting for a new type of funds in Digital Currency. NBC’s Brian Kelly breaks it down: … So, I’m sponsoring Jon Fitch, the No.2 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) World Ranked Welterweight, in his upcoming fight on...

Apr 10, 2014 8:18 am

Palhares to Jon Fitch: ‘This WSOF belt won’t leave me soon’

“I know that I’ll be ready. I can’t talk for nobody. He can say whatever he wants, what he thinks, what he feels. I know that I’m here working to hold that belt with me for a long time. If he wants to take it from me, I guarantee that it won’t be easy, he...

Oct 26, 2013 7:00 pm

WSOF 6 RESULTS: Jon Fitch Pulls out Close Split Decision over Marcelo Alfaya

Jon Fitch came in against Marcelo Alfaya to try to quell a losing streak under the WSOF banner. Alfaya took control of the first round on a seemingly unsuspecting Fitch who was taken down and controlled white Alfaya rode his back for the majority of a one-sided first round. In the second, Fitch came back...

Oct 14, 2013 11:38 am

WSOF’s Jon Fitch Says He Would Turn Down a Fight With Rousimar Palhares

Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch says that a fight with Rousimar Palhares ‘would be the first time in my career that I turned down a fight.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following a 31 second submission victory over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29, Rousimar Palhares’ life would change forever.  Only not...

Sep 16, 2013 7:22 am

Jon Fitch vs. Marcelo Alfaya Verbally Agree to WSOF 6 Bout

Jon Fitch (25-6-1, 1 NC) has a confirmed date for his return to the WSOF cage. According to MMAFighting.com, the WSOF Executive Vice President, Ali Abdel-Aziz, Fitch has verbally agreed to take on WSOF newcomer Marcelo Alfaya (15-6, 1 NC) at the WSOF 6 show in Florida. The bout will take place on the main...

Jul 17, 2013 2:46 pm

Jon Fitch: “I Think I Have 15 Fights Left in Me”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Jon Fitch has been in the sport of MMA for a long, long time. Just about 12 years to be more exact. And he’s been fighting at the top level of competition for the majority of that time. He recently ventured away from his longtime home of the UFC and looked to...

Jun 17, 2013 12:47 pm

UFC President Dana White Admits He Was Wrong About Jon Fitch

You rarely hear Dana White say he was wrong about something, but when it come’s to Jon Fitch that’s what just happened. “I wasn’t right. I cut Jon Fitch, I said he went 1-2-1 since 2011, and he’s on the downside of his career. He’s 35 years old, he hasn’t looked impressive at all, but...

Jun 15, 2013 11:29 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | WSOF3 Josh Burkman Talks Jon Fitch Leaving Cage After Rematch

At the third World Series of Fighting event on June 14, welterweight fighter Josh Burkman choked out Jon Fitch in their highly anticipated rematch fight. After regaining consciousness, Fitch left the cage in what appeared to be a moment of passion, but he returned to hear the official decision be read and to answer some...

Jun 15, 2013 1:36 am

WSOF 3 Main Card Recap: Josh Burkman Puts Jon Fitch to Sleep in Under A Minute

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Last night was a success for NBC Sports Network and World Series of Fighting as it’s WSOF 3 event showcased some pretty exciting, entertaining fights. Although the event had to battle through some difficulties with injuries prior to Friday night (June 14th) the main card on NBC Sports Network delivered. The...