If both Josh Burkman and Jon Fitch earn victories at World Series of Fighting 6, the welterweights are headed for a rubber match, according to a source close to the organization.
The plan is obviously contingent upon Burkman and Fitch navigating their respective tests at Saturday’s event, which takes place at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla., and airs live on NBC Sports Network.
Burkman will collide with Steve Carl in the show’s welterweight championship main event, while Fitch battles 11-year pro Marcelo Alfaya. Prior to the evening’s main card telecast, the undercard streams live and free on Sherdog.com.
Fitch and Burkman first met in the UFC in 2006, with Fitch using a second-round rear-naked choke to finish Burkman at UFC Fight Night 4 at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. “The People’s Warrior” avenged that defeat this past June, choking Fitch unconscious with a guillotine choke in just 41 seconds at WSOF 3, which, coincidentally, also took place at the Hard Rock.