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

Saturday, June 15, 2013

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)