Jon Fitch to fight the winner of Steve Carl vs. Rousimar Palhares at WSOF 9
Rousimar Palhares will challenge Steve Carl for the WSOF welterweight title, and the next contender in the line for a shot at the gold is Jon Fitch.

Palhares vs. Carl is set to headline World Series of Fighting 9 card in Paradise, Nevada, on March 29, and WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz informed MMAFighting.com that Fitch will fight the winner of the title fight later in 2014.

"The winner will be fighting Jon Fitch," Abdel-Aziz told MMAFighting.com on Friday. "He has the next title shot."