One of mixed martial arts’ most notable Welterweights will be making the jump over to Bellator MMA.
Bellator MMA announced the signing of Jon Fitch on Thursday, March 1. Fitch’s contract includes an exclusive multi-fight, multi-year deal. His debut is expected to be announced in the very near future, according to MMAFighting.
Fitch (30-7-1) has won his last four fights in a row under the WSOF/PFL banner and leaves the promotion without ever having lost the Welterweight title that he held for the promotion since April of 2016. Once WSOF was re-branded to the PFL (Professional Fight League), the promotion decided to vacate all its titles, prompting Fitch to ask for his release from the promotion.
The majority of Fitch’s 16-year career has been spent in the UFC. He competed for the promotion from 2005 to 2013 and garnered a 14-3-1 record for the company, even fighting for the UFC Welterweight title in 2008 but lost to then-champion Georges St-Pierre via unanimous decision.
Fitch holds notable wins over Thiago Alves (twice), Diego Sanchez, Erick Silva, Yushin Okami and Jake Shields, among many others.