Jon Fitch dominates Erick Silva in three round bout

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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 Jon Fitch
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)