The UFC dropped a bombshell today with the release of former Welterweight contender Jon Fitch. Many fans lashed out at the promotion's decision to retain fighters with worse records recently. Dan Hardy, who was kept on the roster after losing 4 consecutive fights, was a prime target. This is how Hardy responded to that criticism.
B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch face off at the Australian press conference for UFC 127 via MMA Mania.
Congrats to UFC welterweight, Jon Fitch, who got married last weekend. HT: Fightlinker
Photo by Dave Mandel of Sherdog Dana White announced that the winner of Saturday night's fight between Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves at UFC 117 will be given a title shot against the winner of Georges St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck. Source: Steve Cofield
Jon Fitch signs bout agreement to face Thiago Alves at UFC 117 in Oakland, California on August 7th: Jon Fitch (22-3) Win Ben Saunders - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 111 Win Mike Pierce - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 107 Win Paulo Thiago - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 100 Win Akihiro Gono - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 94 Loss Georges St. Pierre - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 87 Thiago "Pitbull" Alves (16-6) Loss Georges St. Pierre - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 100 Win Josh Koscheck - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 90 Win Matt Hughes - TKO (Flying Knee and Punches) UFC 85 Win Karo Parisyan - TKO (Knee and Punches) UFC FN 13 Win Chris Lytle - TKO (Doctor Stoppage) UFC 78 HT: fightersonlymagazine.co.uk, twitter.com/FitchFighter UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen coverage