Since Josh Burkman was released by the UFC, he’s been on quite a run. After going 5-1, he joined the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) and has won both times for them. His next challenge is Jon Fitch, who submitted the welterweight for the UFC in 2006.
This time around, Burkman plans to stop Fitch as he continues his reign of dominance in a division that has no champion.
“After the first minute of the first round, Jon Fitch is going to realize he’s in there with a completely different fighter and I’m going to be able to find some openings and put myself into some good positions,” said Burkman to stmx at Fightlinker. I” don’t think this fight will go to a decision. I think I’ll stop him before the fight goes the distance.”
This will be Fitch’s first fight since the UFC unexpectedly cut him in February. He went 14-3-1 for them and is considered one of the Top 10 welterweights in the world.
For the WSOF, Burkman got the decision over Gerald Harris and finished Aaron Simpson in the first round with a knockout.
They meet at the WSOF 3 on June 14. It comes from Las Vegas, NV and airs on the NBC Sports Network.