Jon Fitch dominates Erick Silva in three round bout

by Matt Erickson | source:

In the second, Fitch landed a nice uppercut. But a Silva sweep took Fitch to the ground, and there, Silva looked to take the Indiana native's back. Looking for Fitch's right arm, Silva wasn't able to maintain and Fitch escaped momentarily. But after a brief time back on the feet, Silva got back to the ground and looked for a rear-naked choke. Fitch was able to separate Silva's hands to masterfully defend, then turned the bad position around and looked to ground-and-pound from the top.

Fitch then took Silva's back, and when his corner called for an armbar, Fitch quickly grabbed Silva's left arm and looked to finish as the clock ticked down. But Silva turned out of it and survived the second round.

In the third, Fitch landed an early takedown and Silva appeared to be out of gas. Fitch began pounding away from the top, then took Silva's back and landed more punches. Still, Silva survived. Then he reversed the position and got an arm-in guillotine, though Fitch quickly signaled to the referee he was fine. Then he began to land more punches from the top when Silva couldn't hold the choke. With 1:40 left in the fight, Fitch got to back mount and started hammering away.

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Erick Silva Vs. Jon Fitch
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Erick Silva No Headshot Available
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 9-3-0
Name Jon Fitch <a href=Jon Fitch" src="" />
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 186 (84.37 kg)
Record 22-4-1
Team American Kickboxing Academy
-Jon Fitch defeated Erick Silva by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)



tags: Erick Silva (detail)  Jon Fitch (detail)  UFC 153   


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10/15/12 12:42 AM by Spazzo

100% agree. Dude keeps on coming. Unless his light is out, Hendricks. He's all heart.

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10/14/12 11:29 AM by WALLSTREET_WRESTLER

ERICKs D1 WRESTLER TEST = FAILerick go play with prado the MUD hahahahahaha

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10/14/12 11:24 AM by fishyfish

Fitch, whom we all knew is skilled and just below the champ, brought it to the next level last night.way to go, Fitch!

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10/14/12 10:12 AM by Trick or Truth

Do yourself and us a favour and shut up, what a ridiculous comment. Clearly didn't watch the same fight all of us did, it was nothing like his old fights, where he is happy to stall, even in the last 10 seconds he was going for a standing guillotine, absolutely something he would not have done before. Plus they got FOTN.  

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10/14/12 8:56 AM by KimuraKing

Lol @ all you nuthuggers.Fitch did what he always does, he worked his way to a decision.Guy was mounted for a full round and still couldn't put that gassed kid away.Fitch couldnt finish a tuna sandwich.

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10/14/12 8:17 AM by RJJH


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10/14/12 5:31 AM by InYourMomaCloset


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10/14/12 2:53 AM by yellow wrkahlc

Absolutely loved Fitch's punches from mount. Very hard shots, and he took his time with each one.

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10/14/12 2:28 AM by Christian Vance

Always been a fan of fitch even though all the haters criticize his fights. you cant deny the guys heart and talent. well deserved win and bonus