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Jon Fitch Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who is Jon Fitch?

Jon Fitch is an American MMA Fighter who was born February 24, 1978. Jon Fitch started his martial arts journey with wrestling. Jon Fitch was a walk on for the Purdue Wrestling team. He was coached by Tom Erikson and he even became the team captain of his wrestling squad. 

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Who is Jon Fitch?

Jon Fitch is an American MMA Fighter who was born February 24, 1978. Jon Fitch started his martial arts journey with wrestling. Jon Fitch was a walk on for the Purdue Wrestling team. He was coached by Tom Erikson and he even became the team captain of his wrestling squad. 

What this article covers:

During his collegiate NCAA D1 wrestling career, Tom Erikson, who competed in PRIDE FC would bring other MMA fighters, like Mark Coleman and Gary Goodridge, to the wrestling gym to train. After experiencing these fighters' training, Jon Fitch became super interested in the sport of MMA and began to train it in 2002. 

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Early on in his career, Jon Fitch went to San Jose, California to train at one of the biggest MMA gyms in the world, the American Kickboxing Academy. He then went on to earn a black belt in Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu, AKA’s style of grappling, on top of his NCAA D1 Wrestling credentials. 

After a few more fights, Jon Fitch then went on to make his UFC debut and become one of the biggest names in the promotions Welterweight division. 

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How Old is Jon Fitch?

Jon Fitch was born on February 24, 1978 which makes him 43 years old at the time of writing. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. 

Jon Fitch’s Family

Jon Fitch got married to his wife Michelle Fitch on September 4, 2010, however they are now divorced. The pair got engaged the day after Fitch’s win at UFC 100. 

Jon Fitch also has two sons, Atlas and Mason. 

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How Much is Jon Fitch Worth?

Jon Fitch’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million US Dollars 

How Tall is Jon Fitch?

Jon Fitch is exactly 6 feet tall or 183 centimeters 

What Is Jon Fitch’s Reach? 

Jon Fitch’s reach is 74 inches long or 188 centimeters 

How Much Does John Fitch Weigh?

Jon Fitch most recently competed at Welterweight or 170 pounds or 77 Kilograms. Jon Fitch has also competed at Middleweight and Light Heavyweight 

Jon Fitch’s Fight List

Jon Fitch’s official fight list starts off with his first match on July 13, 2002 at Revolution Fighting Championship 1 in a losing effort against Mike Pyle. Jon Fitch then went on to compete for small promotions across North America until October 3, 2005 where he made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 2 in a winning venture against Brock Larson. 

He then went on to compete in the UFC’s Welterweight division, going undefeated in his first 8 fights in the promotion. Jon Fitch then faced the division’s then champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 87 and came up short, losing the match via unanimous decision. 

Jon Fitch then came back to win his next five fights in the promotion and in his fight against BJ Penn went to a draw. After that fight against BJ Penn, Jon fitch lost 2 of his last 3 fights with the promotion losing to Johnny Hendricks and Demian Maia. 

Jon Fitch then parted ways with the UFC to compete for the World Series Of Fighting (WSOF) now known as the Professional Fighters League (PFL) 

Jon Fitch made his WSOF debut at WSOF 3 in a losing effort against Josh Burkman. He then went on to defeat Marcelo Alfaya and Dennis Hallman in his next two WSOF bouts before losing to Rousimar Palhares via knee bar at WSOF 16. 

Jon Fitch then went on to defeat Yushin Okami at WSOF 24 in a Welterweight title eliminator and then defeated João Zeferino at WSOF 30 to claim the vacant WSOF Welterweight title. Jon Fitch then defended the belt against Jake Shields at WSOF 34, winning the match via unanimous decision. 

Soon after that match, the WSOF converted into the PFL and Jon Fitch was named the PFL Welterweight champion. He then defended the belt against Brain Foster at PFL:Daytona and won the match in the 2 round via a bulldog choke. 

After that match John Fitch vacated the PFL Welterweight title and moved on to compete for Bellator MMA. 

Jon Fitch Made his Bellator debut at Bellator 199 against Paul Daley on May 12, 2018. John Fitch won the match via a unanimous decision. 

Jon Fitch then went on to compete for the Bellator World Welterweight title against Rory MacDonald but that match ended in a majority draw so the title did not change hands.

Jon Fitch then had his final MMA match against Neiman Gracie at Bellator 246 on September 12, 2020. Jon Fitch lost that match in the second round via heel hook submission and in the post fight interview announced his retirement from the sport of MMA. 

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Jon Fitch's Best Fight of All Time

There are a lot of fights that could be considered Jon Fitch’s best of all time, for this bio we are going to go with his fight against João Zeferino where he won the WSOF Welterweight title. The fight went to a decision and was a showcase of Jon Fitch’s striking, wrestling and grappling ability. The fight was also a dominant showing by Jon Fitch and there was no question who would win the decision after the fight went the distance. 

Who Did Jon Fitch Lose to?

Jon Fitch has suffered losses to a few fighters throughout his MMA career. These fighters are, in order, Mike Pyle, Wilson Gouveia, Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Demian Maia, Josh Burkman, Rousimar Palhares and Neiman Gracie. 

What is Jon Fitch’s Record?

John Fitch holds a total of 43 professional MMA bouts with 32 wins, 8 losses, 2 draws and 1 no contest. 

What Titles Has Jon Fitch Held?

The only title that Jon Fitch has held in MMA is the WSOF Welterweight belt which then became the PFL welterweight belt after the promotion was rebranded, so it is technically the same title. Jon Fitch also competed for the UFC and Bellator Welterweight belts but came up short both times. 

Has Jon Fitch Had Any Serious Injuries

The only notable injury on Jon Fitch’s record is a knee injury that forced him to pull out of a match against Aaron Simpson in July of 2012. 

Is Jon Fitch Retired?

Yes, Jon Fitch is retired from MMA. He retired after his losing effort against Neiman Gracie at Bellator 246.

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