jon-fitch-17.jpgA welterweight contest between Jon Fitch (24-6-1) and Marcelo Alfaya (15-6) is the latest addition to the October’s “World Series of Fighting 6: Burkman vs. Carl” event.

World Series of Fighting officials recently announced the new matchup for the Oct. 26 card, which takes place at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla., and airs on NBC Sports Network. Josh Burkman and Steve Carl meet in the evening’s main event with the promotion’s inaugural welterweight title on the line.

Fitch was long considered one of the sport’s absolute best 170-pound fighters, but he’s struggled in recent years and is just 1-3-1 in his past five appearances. Most recently, he made his World Series of Fighting debut in June and was shockingly choked out in just 41 seconds by Burkman.

Meanwhile, Alfaya is a Florida-based product who has earned six win sin his past seven appearances. The lone loss in that span was a 42-second knockout loss to Jake Ellenberger at 2009's Bellator Fighting Championships 11. Fighting professionally since 2002, Alfaya has earned 11 of his 15 career wins by way of stoppage.

With the addition, the World Series of Fighting 6 lineup now includes:

For more on WSOF 6, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Jon Fitch)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Jon Fitch vs. Yushin Okami, heavyweight title fight headline World Series of Fighting 24

  • 5 days ago
  • 17 views

World Series of Fighting is stacking the deck for a big card in October. UFC veterans Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami will face off in the main event and, in the co-main event, Blagoy Ivanov will make his read news >>

Jon Fitch Welcomes Yushin Okami to Welterweight in WSOF 24 Headliner

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 views

Jon Fitch will serve as Yushin Okami's welterweight welcoming party at WSOF 24 in October. read news >>

Video: Brennan Ward smashes 'The Leprechaun' at Bellator 140

  • 18 days ago
  • 214 views

Brennan Ward added another KO to his career stats with a devastating first-round finish of Roger Carroll at Bellator 140 on Friday night. Watch the knockout above. read news >>

World Series of Fighting enters Fedor Emelianenko sweepstakes: 'We can afford Fedor'

  • 19 days ago
  • 46 views

The UFC and Bellator are not the only United States MMA promotions making a run at Fedor Emelianenko. World Series of Fighting has thrown its hat in the ring as well. WSOF executive vice president Al read news >>

TUF 21 Finale results: Stephen Thompson KOs Jake Ellenberger with sick kick

  • 23 days ago
  • 6 views

LAS VEGAS – Stephen Thompson added another clip to his growing reel of highlight footage, knocking out veteran Jake Ellenberger late in the first round.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Rousimar Palhares confident ahead of Jake Shields title fight: 'Victory is mine'

  • 26 days ago
  • 4 views

World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares is not afraid of Jake Shields' ground game ahead of their bout at WSOF 22. Bethe Correia will not be the only Brazilian fighting for a read news >>

Cain Velasquez wants to return in October for UFC 192

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

Former champion Cain Velasquez is looking for a quick return to the Octagon. Cain Velasquez was beaten from pillar to post when he lost the heavyweight title to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 188, but despit read news >>

Justin Gaethje-Luis Palomino lightweight title rematch headlines WSOF 23

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Justin Gaethje's third-round TKO victory over Luis Palomino at World Series of Fighting 19 in March is widely considered the best fight in company history. So WSOF's going back to the well. Gaethje, read news >>

Video: Exclusive sneak peek at WSOF 22 'Unstoppable' on NBC

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) returns to NBC with a new installment in the "Unstoppable" series this Saturday (July 11, 2015) at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. The two-hour program is hosted by Todd Harris, alo read news >>

Cain Velasquez looking at October return, eying UFC 192 in Houston

  • 27 days ago
  • 23 views

Though he suffered his first loss in nearly four years, and lost the heavyweight title in the process, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is already looking to return. And according to a read news >>