Jon Fitch

September 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Jon Fitch defends welterweight title against Jake Shields at WSOF 34 WSOF President Ray Sefo revealed on ESPN Tuesday that welterweight champion Jon Fitch will fight Jake Shields at WSOF 34 on November 12th. Fitch (28-7-1, 1NC) won the vacant WSOF welterweight title when he defeated Joao Zeferino by decision at WSOF 30 earlier this year. The…

April 3rd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

World Series of Fighting 30 took place last night/this morning (Saturday, April 2, 2016) at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it featured primarily some predictable bouts which saw the judges. Overall from a betting perspective, four betting favorites won while zero underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick…

March 30th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The king is back. No, Kevin Casey hasn’t signed with WSOF, sorry to get your hopes up. Instead, MMA’s only current two-division champion is defending one of his titles. Dave Branch laces up his gloves for the first time in 2016 to put his WSOF middleweight title on the line against Clifford Starks. The bout…

February 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

51-fight vet Brock Larson (41-10) discusses his upcoming retirement fight against Travis Coyle (12-7) at Legacy FC 51 on Feb. 6th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Brock also looks back at his fights with Jon Fitch, Carlos Condit and Roan Carnero. He also discusses what his plans are for retirement and…

October 14th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

After a month break, World Series of Fighting (WSOF) is returning with another free televised event, this time in Connecticut this Saturday night on October 17th. WSOF 24 will feature the number one welterweight contender match between former UFC title challengers Yushin Okami and Jon Fitch. Okami is dropping down to the welterweight division for the first time while Fitch…

December 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

WSOF 16 took place Saturday night at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, California, and featured two title fights, one which produced a new WSOF champion. Overall from a betting perspective, four betting favorites won won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook, while one fight closed as a Pick ’em. Here’s a quick recap for each…

December 10th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

World Series of Fighting 16 airs on NBC Sports Network this Saturday night, going head-to-head with UFC on Fox 13, so it will be interesting to see what attention, if any, is paid to the card. They’ve put together a solid card, as former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch looks to wrest away the WSOF…

October 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Four World Series of Title belts will be up for grabs within in the next three months, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on what I think of all four of these title fights. David Branch vs. Yushin Okami, WSOF 15 The main event of WSOF 15 is five-round…

July 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

WSOF 11 took place today from Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the card overall was a very exciting way for the promotion to get their start on NBC. Overall, all four betting favorites cashed out. Here’s a betting recap for WSOF 11 based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook. WSOF Betting Favorites That…

July 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of WSOF 11 is a five-round title fight between WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and challenger Nick Newell. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Gaethje as a -425 favorite (bet $425 to win $100) while Newell is a +340 underdog (bet $100 to win $340). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

July 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at WSOF 11 is a three-round bantamweight bout between Cody “Bam Bam” Bollinger and Pablo “The Hurricane” Alfonso. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Bollinger as a -185 favorite (bet $185 to win $100) while Alfonso is a +160 underdog (bet $100 to win $160). MMA oddsmaker…

July 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at World Series of Fighting 11 is a three-round middleweight bout between Jon Fitch and Dennis “Superman” Hallman. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Fitch as a -340 favorite (bet $340 to win $100) while Hallman is a +280 underdog (bet $100 to win $280). MMA…

July 4th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This Saturday (July 5, 2014), mixed martial arts (MMA) fans will have another extended day of MMA viewing, but it won’t be because of multiple UFC events –- thankfully, they saved the second event for Sunday this weekend –- rather, the World Series of Fighting will be putting on a matinee event to avoid direct…

July 3rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

In a very smart move, World Series of Fighting will be airing their Saturday event in the afternoon to avoid going head-to-head with UFC 175 this weekend. The event will be one of the biggest in the promotion’s short history as it the first to air on NBC — rather than NBC Sports Network —…

December 21st, 2013
Adam Martin.

Just like there are tons of amazing fights in contention for Fight of the Year, and just like there were many knockouts deserving of Knockout of the Year, there were also some amazing submission wins in 2013 in MMA that are in contention for the Submission of the Year award. Just like I did for…

October 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

World Series of Fighting held their sixth event tonight in Miami, FL, and it was a very successful event with a crazy ending in the main event and a number of upsets on the undercard. Overall, out of seven fights, four dogs hit while only three favorites hit. Here’s a betting recap for the event based…

October 25th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Jon Fitch was always a fighter no one wanted to face. The talented American Kickboxing Academy welterweight was ranked number two in the world less than two years ago, beating up everyone Ultimate Fighting Championship put in front of him with his dominant top control-based style. It was effective, it was nearly unstoppable, but it…

October 23rd, 2013
Brad Taschuk

With their sixth offering, it seems that the World Series of Fighting has struck a nice balance between promoting some of the recognizable names (like Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman) and building up some intriguing prospects (for example, Marlon Moraes and Justin Gaethje). In fact, this card seems far more intriguing to fight fans than…

October 12th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Recently victorious UFC Fight Night 29 welterweight Rousimar Palhares has been making headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. “Toquinho” was released from Ultimate Fighting Championship following his first round heel hook victory over Mike Pierce this past Wednesday night (Oct. 9, 2013) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Palhares was the only competitor to win by…

June 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Just a few days after he made comments highlighting low fighter pay in the UFC, middleweight contender Tim Kennedy has did an about-face and has apologized for for his remarks. On Monday, Kennedy appeared on the GrappleTalk Podcast and went into detail about how much money he makes from the UFC and how much money…

June 14th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

The third event put on by the World Series of Fighting takes place Saturday, June 15th from the Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can watch the prelims here on MMA Oddsbreaker, and then jump over to NBC Sports Network for the main card if you’re in the United States, or…

June 14th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

While the gaze of the MMA world will be firmly planted on Winnipeg this Saturday night for UFC 161, Friday also has a packed schedule with the customary AXS TV card (XFC 24), but also the third offering from the World Series of Fighting. This card will sort out much of the organization’s welterweight division,…

June 7th, 2013
Adam Martin.

One of the most intriguing matchups of the spring takes place in just over a week at UFC on FUEL TV 10 as Brazilian hotshot prospect Erick Silva returns to the cage to take on American Jason High in a three-round welterweight bout. The current betting odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook list Silva as a -360…

June 6th, 2013
Adam Martin.

World Series of Fighting today announced two new events: WSOF 4, which takes place August 10 at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, CA, and WSOF 5, which takes place September 14 in Atlantic City, NJ. No fights have been confirmed yet, but WSOF did announce that Tyrone Spong will compete at WSOF 4, likely against Angel…

May 6th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC continues to cut fighters from its roster, as two more fighters were released today. The first fighter released is featherweight Antonio Carvalho, who was most recently seen being TKOed by Darren Elkins at UFC 154. The news was reported by Canadian journalist Showdown Joe of Sportsnet.ca. Carvalho went 2-2 overall in the UFC…

May 1st, 2013
Adam Martin.

The latest rumored UFC fight is a high-profile welterweight bout for the upcoming UFC 163 card this August in Brazil, as the surging Demian Maia will take on former title challenger Josh Koscheck in a three-round fight. That’s the event that’s headlined by UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis, by the way. At first glance,…

March 8th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Texas-based Legacy FC is taking a gamble, signing UFC flameout Matt Riddle to a four-fight contract according to MMAjunkie.com‘s John Morgan. Riddle was released by the UFC last week after failing a drug test (he tested positive for marijuana metabolites) following his UFC on FUEL TV 7 victory over Che Mills, his second positive drug test…

February 20th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC controversially cut 16 fighters today from their roster, including perennial welterweight contender Jon Fitch, according to MMAFighting.com. Fitch was 1-2-1 over his last four fights but there was a great outrage today on Twitter from fans and observers of the sport over the release of one of the top 10 welterweights in the…

February 2nd, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 156: February 2, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Welterweight Contender Jon Fitch (-175) Profile: One of the most dominant welterweights in the modern era of MMA, Jon Fitch (24-4-1, 1 NC) enjoyed a 20-1 record between 2003 and 2011 until he fought to a draw with B.J. Penn and was then knocked out in…

October 13th, 2012
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp happenings, personal perspectives and sentiments on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their soon to be opponents….

October 6th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 153: October 13, 2012 HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Welterweight Contender Jon Fitch (-155) Profile: One of the most dominant welterweights in the modern era of MMA, Jon Fitch (23-4-1, 1 NC) enjoyed a 20-1 record between 2003 and 2011 until he fought to a draw with B.J. Penn and was…

August 18th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Nick Kalikas is joined by guests Brett Okamoto from ESPN and Damon Martin from MMAWeekly to break odds on the UFC 153 event.