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Jon Fitch Biography: Jonathan Parker Fitch is a retired American MMA fighter. He has participated in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Professional Fighters League, and, most recently, Bellator MMA’s Welterweight division.

Jon Fitch Biography

Jon Fitch Biography: Jon Fitch was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on 24 February 1978. Fitch studied at Purdue University after graduating from Carroll High School in 1997 and received a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in history in 2002. As a walk-on to the Purdue wrestling team, Fitch — a four-year letterman – participated under Tom Erikson’s coaching and eventually became the team captain. Early in his career, Fitch gained a starting place but struggled with achieving early success. After completing his sophomore season with an 8-23 record, Fitch astonishingly improved to an 18-12 in his last year. He decided on his college wrestling career with a 45-51 overall record.

Jon Fitch Biography

Jon Fitch Wiki

NameJon Fitch
Date Of Birth24 February 1978
Birth PlaceFort Wayne, Indiana
Height6ft 0inch
Zodiac SignPisces
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Net Worth$3 million
Car CollectionN/A

Jon Fitch Personal Life

The day after UFC 100, Jon and his longtime girlfriend Michele got engaged. The couple married on September 4, 2010, and had two children before divorcing in late 2018.

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What is Jon Fitch Net Worth?

American mixed martial artist Jon Fitch has a net worth of $3 million.

Jon Fitch Biography

Jon Fitch MMA Career

Jon Fitch began his career with a record of four victories, two defeats, and one no-contest at light heavyweight. Fitch quickly moved to San Jose, California, to train with the American Kickboxing Academy after realizing that the sport required training in various martial arts.

Fitch defeated opponents like Shonie Carter, Alex Serdyukov, and Jeff Joslin in his next seven bouts at Middleweight. Fitch earned a shot in the Ultimate Fighting Championship on October 3, 2005, where he defeated Brock Larson unanimously.

On June 27, 2018, Hendricks confirmed his retirement from professional MMA competing and his intention to focus on instructing wrestling.

Jon Fitch UFC Career

After dropping down to welterweight, Fitch went on to win his next seven bouts. With victories over Josh Burkman, Thiago Alves, Luigi Fioravanti, Diego Sanchez, & Chris Wilson (tying Royce Gracie’s record for most consecutive wins in the UFC), Fitch was considered a top contender in the welterweight division. UFC President Dana White hailed Fitch’s performances inside the Octagon and indicated that Fitch would face the victor of the Welterweight championship bout between Georges St-Pierre and Matt Serra.

Georges St-Pierre defeated Fitch by unanimous decision (50–43, 50–44, and 50–44) at UFC 87. After the fight, GSP spoke to Fitch about the personal growth his defeat angered, stating that his experience should be similar. If Fitch had defeated St-Pierre, he would have had a nine-fight winning streak in the UFC, surpassing Royce Gracie’s eight-fight winning streak (since eclipsed by Anderson Silva, whose 16-fight winning streak ended on July 6, 2013). The defeat ended Fitch’s 16-fight winning extent in the UFC and elsewhere.

On October 13, 2012, at UFC 153, Fitch defeated rising prospect Erick Silva via unanimous decision; the back-and-forth fights received Fight of the Night. Fitch claimed in a pre-fight interview that he was experiencing severe financial difficulties and that if he failed the fight, he would have to stop training full-time and get a day job to support his family. After the victory, he claimed that it had saved his MMA career.

Fitch faced Demian Maia at UFC 156 on February 2, 2013. Fitch lost by unanimous decision and was accordingly ignored from the promotion despite being a top-10 welterweight and having an overall record of 14-3-1 with the organization. Most commentators did not anticipate that a single loss would result in Fitch’s release from the promotion, which created a lot of debate about the UFC’s “code of conduct” and the general “skill demand” in the UFC.

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