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WSOF 24: Jon Fitch thinks he ‘broke’ Georges St-Pierre, ready for ‘tough’ fight against ‘big and strong’ Yushin Okami

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After a nearly a year-long layoff following a first round submission loss to Rousimar Palhares, Jon Fitch is back and ready to headline WSOF 24 next Saturday night. At the height of Jon Fitch’s Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) career, his last name became a verb — “Fitch’ed” — a descriptive for fighters who had their momentum derailed in one-sided matches by one of world’s top Welterweight grinders … and contenders.
It wasn’t always a flattering description. Despite being among the mixed martial arts (MMA) elite, Fitch had to string together 16 consecutive wins before UFC gave him a title shot against Georges St-Pierre in 2008.
Fitch doesn’t want to wait that long for a another chance at the (now vacant) World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 170-pound title. Fitch earned an opportunity with consecutive wins against Marcelo Alfaya and Dennis Hallman, but was tapped by a “brutal” knee bar from Rousimar Palhares in Dec. 2014.
His next fight at WSOF 24, which will take place inside Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., next weekend (Sat., Oct. 17, 2015, may be a shortcut back to contention, as Fitch will face off against another fighter who was known for his long periods of dominance inside the Octagon, ….View original article