Originally written on The Flying Knee MMA  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Prior to this weekend’s World Series Of Fighting main event, the general opinion was that Jon Fitch was going to steamroll through Josh Burkman. Fitch had been recently released by the UFC in a move that generated a large amount controversy and negative feedback in the UFC’s direction. Fitch was widely considered to be a top ten welterweight in the world, and had previously submitted Josh Burkman when the two met back in 2006. Then, 41 seconds into the first round, Josh Burkman was standing over Jon Fitch’s unconscious body with his hand in the air. 20 seconds into the fight, Burkman tagged Fitch with a left hook and follow up right hand, sending Fitch stumbling to the mat on all fours. Burkman locked up a standing guillotine, absorbed a take down from Fitch, and finished the choke from his own half-guard. Fitch had not lost via submission since his professional debut back in 2002 against Mike Pyle. To say the outcome was shocking is an understatement. Even Burkman was surprised. “...
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