Jon Fitch (25-5-1) has signed a a deal with World Series of Fighting that will see the welterweight back in action on June 14th at WSOF 3. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news with officials at WSOF early Friday morning.
The first, and most high profile of the UFC’s recent rash of fighter cuts, the 35 year old Fitch has yet to be matched with an opponent; however, at a pedestrian 2-2-1 in his last five fights, he will undoubtedly need a strong debut to justify his high going-rate to his new employers.
Fitch’s release from the UFC kicked off a wave of cuts, which, according to UFC president Dana White, are far from finished. Stay close to ProMMANow.com as we keep a close eye on this, and all, fighter release and signing news.