After an eight-year run in the UFC including a title-shot as well wins over stand-outs like Diego Sanchez, Paulo Thiago, Erick Silva, and Thiago Alves, welterweight Jon Fitch (24-5-1) made his return to the ring under a different organization’s banner earlier tonight when he faced Josh Burkman (25-9) at WSOF 3. The bout between Fitch-Burkman served as the evening’s main event, capping off a card also featuring appearances from Dan Lauzon, Jacob Volkmann, and Lyle Beerbohm.
When the dust settled, the headlining fight lasted less than a minute, seeing “The People’s Warrior” pop Fitch right off the bat before sinking in a Guillotine Choke that put the former Purdue Boilermaker wrestler to sleep. Rather than the referee intervening, Burkman opted to release the hold once he knew Fitch was out and walk away. The finish was only the second time Fitch had been submitted in his career, while Burkman improved his WSOF winning streak to three in a row and will challenge for the title in his next bout.
Read below for a full list of WSOF 3 outcomes:
Brenson Hansen def. Josh Montalvo via Unanimous Decision
Krasimir Mladenov def. Kendrick Miree via Unanimous Decision
Carson Beebe def. Joe Murphy via Unanimous Decision
Dan Lauzon def. John Gunderson via Unanimous Decision
Jerrod Sanders def. Jeff Smith via Unanimous Decision
Justin Gaethje def. Brian Cobb via Verbal Submission Round 3
Jacob Volkmann def. Lyle Beerbohm via Unanimous Decision
Steve Carl def. Tyson Steele via Submission Round 1
Josh Burkman def. Jon Fitch via Technical Submission Round 1