Archive: Jon Fitch

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 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...

Sep 21, 2014 5:42 pm

QUICK TWITT: Wanderlei’s Retirement Video Brings Fitch’s Wife To Tears

Earlier this week, Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement from MMA after saying that the UFC tried to turn his fans against him. One person who apparently has felt the same way in the past is former UFC welterweight title contender Jon Fitch. Fitch Tweeted the following bit about the video: video brought my wife to...

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...

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jul 5, 2014 2:39 pm

WSOF 11 Results: Gaethje KOs Newell, Retains Lightweight Championship

Justin Gaethje defended his WSOF Lightweight Championship against promising prospect Nick Newell this afternoon in NBC. Did you miss the fights? Check out the results below! Make sure to come back tonight for live “UFC 175” results as well! Main Card Justin Gaethje def. Nick Newell by way of KO (Punch) 3:09 of Round 2...

Jun 24, 2014 5:04 pm

Fitch Doesn’t Want To Be Dan Marino

WSOF welterweight and former UFC title challenger Jon Fitch was once regarded as one of the greatest fighters on the planet, despite that, a championship has managed to elude Fitch. Jon spoke to Sherdog.com about his hopes for winning a title belt and not retiring without a championship like football legend, Dan Marino. “I don’t...

May 28, 2014 5:05 am

WSOF Extends NBC Deal, Will Put Fights On ‘Big NBC’

NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was announced today. The multi-year renewal extends the partnership, which began with World Series of Fighting’s debut in November 2012, and includes...

May 22, 2014 5:01 am

Jakes Shields Out Of WSOF 11 With Injury

Bummer! Former Strikeforce middleweight champion and UFC title challenger, Jake Shields has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled date with Jon Fitch. The two welterweights were set to fight at the upcoming WSOF 11 event, which is expected to take place on July 5. According to WSOF officials the promotion will seek a replacement...

May 3, 2014 2:04 pm

Guillard vs. Cavalcante Official For July

Recently released UFC lightweight, Melvin ‘The Young Assassin’ Guillard is set to make his WSOF debut in an intriguing  bout against, Strikeforce veteran, Gesias ‘JZ” Cavalcante. The two lightweights will take part in the WSOF 11 main card. WSOF 11 is in the works for a yet to be announced July date. The venue and...

May 3, 2014 12:29 pm

Shields vs. Fitch Official For WSOF 11 Co-Main Event

Two of the world’s top welterweight fighters will collide in the upcoming WSOF 11 co-main event when Jon Fitch and Jake Shields square off in the cage. Fitch was originally slated to be in the evening’s headliner against Rousimar Palhares prior to his withdrawal from the event. Now, a lightweight title fight between Nick Newell...

Apr 30, 2014 8:20 pm

Palhares Details Reason For Withdrawl From Fitch Bout

By Evan Stoumbelis Earlier today news broke that WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares had pulled out of his scheduled bout against Jon Fitch on July 5th. WSOF Vice President and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz was less than thrilled with Palhares withdrawing from the bout, and even more displeased with Palhares not giving a clear reason for...

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...

Apr 4, 2014 5:12 pm

Update: Burkman stays with WSOF, fights winner of Palhares vs. Fitch

Earlier today, Josh Burkman (27-10 MMA) and his WSOF employers had a very public dispute on twitter, which stemmed from the welterweights request to be released from his contract with the promotion. Now, it appears that “The People’s Warrior” will remain with ‘World Series of Fighting’ and will soon fight for the organizations welterweight title.  “I’m happy to tell you that we spoke with Josh Burkman, and...

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...

Aug 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Jake Shields vs. Demian Maia Set to Headline UFC Fight Night 29 in Sao Paulo

A welterweight tilt between Jake Shields and Demian Maia is set to headline the UFC Fight Night 29 show in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 9th. BJPENN.com reported the news back in July as the bout was said to take place later this year by UFC Tonight. The location has now been confirmed by MMAFighting.com. Shields...

Jul 12, 2013 7:46 am

With Josh Koscheck Injured, Bout With Demian Maia Scrapped from UFC 163

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck (17-7) has been stricken with injury and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 163 bout with Demian Maia (18-4). The two top welterweights were set to face off on August 3rd. With the short notice and legal complications that come along with setting up a fight past U.S. borders, the...

Jul 2, 2013 9:42 am

Dana White Offers Solution to Low Fighter Pay: Cut Bonuses

There is always talk after each event on the pertinent and on-going issue of fighter pay. In a sport where your body is placed, arguably, in some of the most stressful states that one could endure, its easy to see why some may complain for not making top-dollar. The target for all the anger seems...

Jun 19, 2013 9:04 am

Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks set for November 16 in Las Vegas

The recently announced title fight between current UFC welterweight champion (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) Georges St. Pierre and number 1 contender Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) now has a date. According to a report by Ariel Helwani on Tuesday’s (June 18, 2013) edition of “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV, the 170-pound title fight will...

Jun 18, 2013 1:00 pm

World Series of Fighting 3 Medical Suspensions: Burkman Tops List

Josh Burkman took revenge last Friday as he dispatched perennial UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch in just 41-seconds. Burkman came in to this fight off of a first round knockout of Aaron Simpson and extended his win streak in the WSOF to 3, the most by any welterweight in the promotion. As for his method,...

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 8, 2013 9:39 am

Fitch Would Consider TRT If Fighting At Age 40

Former UFC fighter, turned WSOF headliner, Jon Fitch told the media recently that he would consider using Testosterone Replacement Therapy if he reaches age 40 with a desire to still compete. This is a 180 stance from his traditional motto of ‘natural only’ however the context in which he made this proclamation is such that...

Jun 7, 2013 9:09 am

UFC President Dana White responds to ‘delusional’ Jon Fitch & Rampage Jackson

You knew it was only a matter of time before Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White responded to anti-UFC comments made by former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. During the World Series of Fighting: “Fitch vs. Burkman” media call on Thursday, Fitch made it clear that there were more hard feelings between...