Jake Shields vs. Jon Fitch at WSoF in July


When Rousimar Palhares dropped out of a planned fight vs. Jon Fitch at World Series of Fighting in July, the organization was able to dip into a remarkably deep pool at welterweight. Fitch will instead fight Jake Shields.

MMAJunkie confirmed the news with WSoF President Ray Sefo.

Fitch was unexpectedly released by the UFC after losing to Demian Maia over a year ago. He then unexpectedly lost his first fight in the WSoF, vs. JoshBurkman, and won his second, via split decision, vs. Marcelo Alfaya.

Shield was completely unexpectedly cut by the UFC after losing just one fight, that had followed a four-fight win streak (although one win was changed to NC).

The July WSoF card will be headlined by Nick Newell challenging lightweight champion Justin Gaethje.

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yamatosoul site profile image  

5/3/14 6:05 PM by yamatosoul

Hey, at least there's gonna be plenty of love in the ring that night...nothin' but HUGG'N before, DURING, and after the fight....Thank you, medical marijuana!!

FETT_Loadin76 site profile image  

5/3/14 2:53 PM by FETT_Loadin76

You never know, when 2 wrestlers go at it they sometimes negate each other and it ends up a stand up war. But, if Hendo couldn't  knock out Shields, chances are Fitch ain't gonna do it.

Toquinho site profile image  

5/3/14 2:51 PM by Toquinho

Jake > maia > fitch (mmamath)

hendofanforlife site profile image  

5/3/14 2:48 PM by hendofanforlife

jakes last tko/ko win was 2006. he has 3 out of 38 fights.  fitchs last tko/ko win was 2006. he has 5 out of 33 fights.  combined, they havent finished a fight by tko/ko in 16 years of fights. i think its safe to assume that we wont see one here lol. 

Spinelock site profile image  

5/3/14 2:34 PM by Spinelock

Jake V Palhares would be sick

Mark Hunts Pet Monkey site profile image  

5/3/14 2:22 PM by Mark Hunts Pet Monkey

Because fights never involve grappling, right?Anyway, been wanting to see this match up for a long ass time. Both of them getting cut from UFC turned out a blessing in disguise.

Freakin 10er site profile image  

5/3/14 2:09 PM by Freakin 10er

"Fight" might be a bit of a misnomer. These two will, however, be in a grappling contest against each other. Hope they don't negate each other or play it safe. The potential for a sweet sub is there....(cautiously optimistic)

Ray Cappa site profile image  

5/3/14 11:45 AM by Ray Cappa

Fitch hasn't been a vegan for over a year now. Shields has been vegetarian his whole life.

rioz17 site profile image  

5/3/14 7:58 AM by rioz17


Fed site profile image  

5/3/14 5:37 AM by Fed

cant wait to see these guys bang