WSoF 3 results: Burkman becomes only 2nd person to submit Fitch - Mixed Martial Arts News
Jon Fitch lost his first professional fight via submission, back in 2002. No one submitted him since, until Friday night.
Seconds into the main event at WSoF 4, Josh Burkman dropped Fitch wth a right hook, continued striking on the ground, and then sunk a guillotine. Fitch went out and the fight was over.
It took just 41 seconds.
UFC president was incensed that the ref took so long to stop the bout, and voiced his alarm via Twitter.
Dana White @danawhite
Glad Burkman stopped. Mazzagatti is a clueless idiot who will hurt someone and continue to ruin guys legacies. Much respect Josh
Dana White Dana White @danawhite
NSAC needs to seriously do something!! When you have been a ref that long and still don't know what u r doing its time to go away!!!!!
Main Card (streamed lived on the UG for international members, 8:30 p.m. ET. Aired on NBC Sports Network, 11 p.m. ET for USA members).
Josh Burkman beat Jon Fitch via submission (guillotine) at :41 of Round 1
Steve Carl beat Tyson Steele via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:32 of Round 1
Jacob Volkmann beat Lyle Beerbohm via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Justin Gaethje beat Brian Cobb via TKO (low kicks) at 2:19 of round three
Josh Burkman Surprised How Quickly He Finished Jon Fitch
Jon Fitch Says He’ll Be Back Following Quick WSOF 3 Defeat"I believe that I have a lot of potential and I'm going get a lot better, but that doesn't mean I don't surprise myself sometimes," said Burkman to MMA Weekly post-fight. "I didn't expect to stop Jon Fitch in the first round."
Jon Fitch ✔ @jonfitchdotnet
Sorry to everyone who has supported me. Went for the slam instead of defending the choke. I'll be back.