Jon Fitch: Going to WSOF is good for his career

By Al Stover
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It did not take Jon Fitch, who is currently 24-5-1 and 1 No-contest in his MMA career, long to find a new home outside of the octagon.

According to, the former UFC welterweight title contender has signed a multi-fight contract with the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) promotion. For Fitch, who was released from the UFC back in February after losing to Demian Maia via decision, signing with this new promotion will benefit his career.

While the WOSF has made headlines by signing fighters who have been cut from the UFC roster, there is not anyone competing in the WSOF welterweight division who can match the skills or experience of Fitch,  with the exception of Jorge Santiago or Lyle Beerholm. Fitch is also used to training with top fighters like Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier at the American Kickboxing Academy, which means he is going to have a great camp going into his WSOF debut, no matter who he faces

Although some think Fitch’s style is not all exciting to fans, I think he will easily win over the WSOF fans. If his debut is anything like his past fights with George St-Pierre or Erick Silva, Fitch won’t have to worry about people labeling as a “boring” fighter.

Fitch has only won one of his last four fights, which means a win in his WSOF debut could the first step in climbing the welterweight ranks.


Who would you like to see Fitch fight in his WSOF debut? Answer with a comment below or send a tweet to @alstover with the hashtag #RantMMA.

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