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Friday, May 23, 2014

Report: Jon Fitch-Josh Burkman III set for WSOF 11

Josh Burkman (left) choking Jon Fitch (Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/World Series of Fighting)

By FCF Staff

Since Jake Shields has been forced to withdraw from a July 5th bout with Jon Fitch, Josh Burkman has reportedly been booked to fight his fellow UFC vet for a third time.

The welterweight scrap will be part of World Series of Fighting’s eleventh event, which has yet to have a location confirmed.

News of the bout was reported by MMA Fighting.com, which cites WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz as the source.

Burkman and Fitch met for the first time in 2006, and the latter scored a second round submission win. The two squared off again in June, 2013, however, this time around, Burkman choked Fitch out with a quick, guillotine choke.

Since then Fitch has gone on to record  a decision win over Marcelo Alfaya, while Burkman was defeated by Steve Carl, before stopping Tyler Stinson in March.



posted by FCF Staff @ 11:31 am
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