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Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman Rematch Set for World Series of Fighting 3 Main Event

(Burkman bombs out on Aaron Simpson at WSOF 2 last weekend. Photo via Rick Albrecht for CagePotato)

World Series of Fighting’s third event is slated for June 14th in Las Vegas (venue TBA), and will be headlined by Jon Fitch‘s promotional debut against Josh first confirmed the news with WSOF president Ray Sefo, adding that the fight will be a non-title bout.

It’ll be the second meeting for Fitch and Burkman, who previously faced off in April 2006 at UFC Fight Night 4, with Fitch scoring a second-round victory by rear-naked choke. Burkman was cut by the UFC following an 0-3 skid in 2008, and has since gone 7-1 outside of the Octagon, including impressive wins over Gerald Harris and Aaron Simpson at World Series of Fighting’s first two events.

Fitch vs. Burkman represents a very different strategy for WSOF compared to the headliner of their last event. Instead of putting on another moneyweight freak-show, the promotion is simply fielding the two best welterweights they have under contract — which makes sense in theory, though it does lack Arlovski vs. Johnson‘s novelty value. And if you were a Fitch-hater before he was released from the UFC for being too expensive, your opinion probably hasn’t changed much since.

So what do you think? Is Fitch vs. Burkman 2 a compelling main event, or should WSOF just stick to “fun” fights to draw viewers in?

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dmmnkldo- April 1, 2013 at 11:11 am
what Curtis explained I am surprised that someone able to get paid $8740 in one month on the internet. did you read this web link
realfighterfan- March 30, 2013 at 10:50 pm
Noone gives a rats ass about Jon lay N Pray Fitch. We're just so damn happy we don't ever have to worry about seeing his boring ass lay n pray in the big leagues ever again. UFC will never call Fitch back no matter how many B-RATE D level fighters he lays on. UFC have wanted to get rid of Fitch for years now the last thing they will ever do is bring him back. Fitch has RUINED MMA for more fans than any other fighter in all MMA history. If one out of every 100 fighters were as boring as Fitch UFC/MMA would have failed and went bankrupt 7+ years ago. "FITCH SUCKS"
Mr_Misanthropy- March 28, 2013 at 7:03 pm
Who is this Jon Fitch? Is he Eric's brother?
tonyb1650- March 28, 2013 at 8:30 am
The "real" question is will Fitch wear UFC gloves to the cage at WSOF 3??
anderson wanderlei paulo thiago alves silva- March 28, 2013 at 7:41 am
They need to change their name. World Series is so tacky
masterbaitntackle- March 28, 2013 at 7:29 am
It would only be compelling tv if Jake Shieldzzzzzzzzz & Ben "Ambien" Askren were cornermen.....
realfighterfan- March 30, 2013 at 10:53 pm
ASkren is about 100 times better than you could ever comprehend. Askren would school GSP all day long. GSP gets tired after 3-4 rounds and Askren can go FULL OUT nonstop GRAPPLING with fresh opponents every 5 minutes for 45 minutes nonstop. All those PED's, EPO's, HGH would do nothing for GSP after 20 minutes and Askren would embarress the hell out of him
nick diaz and the dub sack- March 28, 2013 at 7:17 am
Duh, his first finish in 6 years not in 4 lol
nick diaz and the dub sack- March 28, 2013 at 7:16 am
My prediction is that Fitch wins again and gets his first finish in 4 years.
realfighterfan- March 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm
What amazes me the most is that Fitch actually has (ONE) fan in this world. I know at least a half dozen or so former UFC fans that had been watching MMA since UFC 1 that refuse to watch MMA anymore because of Jon layn pray Fitch. They all said unless yellow cards are added to the unified rules or the UFC gets rid of Fitch they refuse to watch MMA PERIOD. Fitch has ruined MMA for countless thousands of fans over the years and the damage he has caused to the sport of MMA is IMO irriversible. NOONE used and exploited the FLAWED rules more than Fitch. Yes Fitch is without a doubt the best weight cutter in all MMA. NOONE would be affected more if they finally implemented next day weigh ins like they have been talking about for years. Fitch would have to move up at least one weight class if not two and his career would be over. Fitch can't compete against fighters his own size. Yes he tried when he forst caem into MMA and he got his ass handed to him. Best business decision in UFC history was cutting their losses and getting rid of Fitch FINALLY. They have wanted to for years
mma4ever- March 28, 2013 at 6:26 am
They both win asshole look of the year award