WSoF 3 results: Burkman becomes only 2nd person to submit Fitch


World Series of Fighting 3
Jun. 14, 2013
Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jon Fitch lost his first professional fight via submission, back in 2002. No one submitted him since, until Friday night.

Seconds into the main event at WSoF 4, Josh Burkman dropped Fitch wth a right hook, continued striking on the ground, and then sunk a guillotine. Fitch went out and the fight was over.

It took just 41 seconds.

UFC president was incensed that the ref took so long to stop the bout, and voiced his alarm via Twitter.

Dana White ‏@danawhite
Glad Burkman stopped. Mazzagatti is a clueless idiot who will hurt someone and continue to ruin guys legacies. Much respect Josh

Dana White Dana White ‏@danawhite
NSAC needs to seriously do something!! When you have been a ref that long and still don't know what u r doing its time to go away!!!!!

Quick results:

Main Card (streamed lived on the UG for international members, 8:30 p.m. ET. Aired on NBC Sports Network, 11 p.m. ET for USA members).
Josh Burkman beat Jon Fitch via submission (guillotine) at :41 of Round 1
Steve Carl beat Tyson Steele via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:32 of Round 1
Jacob Volkmann beat Lyle Beerbohm via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Justin Gaethje beat Brian Cobb via TKO (low kicks) at 2:19 of round three


GIF - Brian Cobb vs. Justin Gaethje #WSOF Time Out Leg Kicks

gifs courtesy of Zombie Prophet

Prelim Card (streamed live on the UG , 8:30 p.m. ET)
Jerrod Sanders beat Jeff Smith via unanimous decision
Dan Lauzon beat John Gunderson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Krasimir Mladenov beat Kendrick Miree via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Carson Beebe beat Joe Murphy via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brenson Hansen beat Josh Montalvo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Weigh ins streamed live Thursday at 6:45pm ET, and all fighters made weight.

Main Event:
Josh Burkman (170) vs. Jon Fitch (171)

Main Card:
Steve Carl (169.5) vs. Tyson Steele (170)
Brian Cobb (155) vs. Justin Gaethj (156)
Lyle Beerbohm (155) vs. Jacob Volkmann (155.5)

Prelim Card:
Jerrod Sanders (146) vs. Jeff Smith (146.5)
John Gunderson (154.5) vs. Dan Lauzon (156)
Carson Beebe (135) vs. Joe Murphy (135.5)
Kendrick Miree (185) vs. Krasimir Mladenov 185.5)
Brenson Hansen (146) vs. Josh Montalvo (145)



tags: WSoF   video   Josh Burkman (detail)  Jon Fitch (detail)  Lyle Beerbohm   Jacob Volkmann (detail)  


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Godmode site profile image  

6/15/13 1:33 PM by Godmode

I really hope Fitch comes back stronger than ever.

Ironhouse site profile image  

6/15/13 1:17 PM by Ironhouse

How, seriously HOW after so many fights was he THAT CLUELESS and THAT OUT OF POSITION. WTF. He even reacts late after Josh stands up, like Maz was either a. daydreaming or b. so f'ing clueless he didn't realize a sub was happening. Good god I would be terrified if he was reffing my fight. Get choked out, u might not come back.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

6/15/13 10:54 AM by KingofBJJ

Yea we know. We heard Dana say that already.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

6/15/13 10:38 AM by KingofBJJ

Open mouth, insert foot!

KingofBJJ site profile image  

6/15/13 10:30 AM by KingofBJJ

Fitch's own fault for getting in a sloppy slugfet and getting caught with a hook and then subbed. It wasn't a contest.

JoeRogan420 site profile image  

6/15/13 8:53 AM by JoeRogan420

It was pretty short cotton.

ausgepicht site profile image  

6/15/13 8:41 AM by ausgepicht

Wut? Burkman choked him out. There wasn't a "rest of the fight."

gesous site profile image  

6/15/13 5:42 AM by gesous


fna site profile image  

6/15/13 5:32 AM by fna

And thats what happens when you are more focused on fighting with your previous employer than your current opponent. Take notes rampage.