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  1. WSOF targets title bouts for Dec. 27

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- World Series of Fighting (WSOF) is planning its second NBC Network televised card for Dec. 27 and is hopeful that the event could feature two title fights. The promotion has targeted a welterweight title fight between Rousimar Palhare...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  2. Jake Shields to make WSOF debut vs. Ryan Ford on Oct. 11

    Brett Okamoto

    Former Strikeforce and UFC veteran Jake Shields will make his WSOF promotional debut on Oct. 11 at WSOF 14 in Edmonton.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  3. World Series of Fighting to debut on NBC in July

    Brett Okamoto

    World Series of Fighting and NBC Sports Group announced on Tuesday a multi-year extension, which will keep the promotion exclusively on the network through 2017.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  4. Jake Shields out of WSOF 11 bout vs. Jon Fitch with shoulder inju...

    Brett Okamoto

    Jake Shields has been forced to withdraw from his WSOF debut against Jon Fitch due to a shoulder injury. The bout was supposed to take place at WSOF 11 on July 5.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2014
  5. Welterweight bout between Jake Shields, Jon Fitch to co-headline ...

    Brett Okamoto

    A welterweight contest between newly acquired Jake Shields and Jon Fitch will co-headline a WSOF event on July 5.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  6. Submission of the year: Burkman-Fitch

    Brett Okamoto

    The second half of 2013 was an amazing six months in mixed martial arts -- but not amazing enough to produce a better submission than Josh Burkman's guillotine over Jon Fitch at World Series of Fighting 3 on June 14. In one of the most talked-abou...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  7. Burkman's sub of Fitch earns top honors

    Josh Gross

    Josh Burkman thought that guillotining Jon Fitch would be too risky to try. So when he faced Fitch on June 14 at World Series of Fighting 3, Burkman made it part of his game plan to avoid using one of the first chokes learned by Brazilian jiu-jits...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  8. Burkman finishes Fitch in 41 seconds

    Josh Gross

    Business is picking up for World Series of Fighting, and the promotion's third event, Friday evening at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, provided a glimpse at the future of the company. Jon Fitch, the highest-profile WSOF signee since ...

    Blog | June 15, 2013
  9. Fitch, Burkman cross paths again

    Franklin McNeil

    Much has changed in the seven-plus years since Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman met in the cage: both are more seasoned fighters, experienced professional ups and downs and have new outlooks on life. But each man intends to show just how much he has ch...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  10. Does World Series of Fighting need titles?

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Jon Fitch wasn't good enough for the UFC, but he's (apparently) worthy of an automatic title bid in the World Series of Fighting. In MMA, perception is everything. Not that Josh Burkman, who knocked out Aaron Simpson at WSOF 2 on Saturday to "ear...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  11. Former UFC contender Jon Fitch signs with WSOF

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch has signed a multifight contract with World Series of Fighting, promotion senior vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday night.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  12. Was Jon Fitch too pricey for the UFC?

    Josh Gross

    No matter what you think of Jon Fitch as a fighter, Dana White's justifications for letting the welterweight go from the UFC don't work. Let's start with White's assertion that Fitch is "super f---ing expensive." Zuffa paid the eight-year UFC ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  13. Unfortunately for Fitch, styles make plights

    Chuck Mindenhall

    What does it say when Jon Fitch -- one of the winningest welterweights ever to roll off the assembly line -- gets cut by the UFC? Primarily that the UFC doesn't necessarily view winning "by any means" as an avenue for sustained success. Not in 201...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  14. MMA - Michael Chandler, Jon Fitch among top 10 non-UFC fighters

    T.R. Foley

    Following Wednesday's announcement of the 16 fighters cut from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, MMA10 ranks the top 10 non-UFC fighters in mixed martial arts, including Michael Chandler, Ben Askren, Mo Lawal and Jon Fitch.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  15. Welterweight Jon Fitch among 16 fighters released by UFC

    Franklin McNeil

    Perennial welterweight contender Jon Fitch was among 16 fighters released Tuesday by UFC.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  16. Maia renews emphasis on submissions

    Josh Gross

    Eight months after the first loss of his mixed martial arts career, Demian Maia stood across the Octagon from the sport's best fighter with a UFC title hanging in the balance. Winning his first 11 contests, including five consecutive UFC bouts by ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013