Jon
Fitch
27-5-1, 1NC( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 19 fights.
Record: 27-5-1, 1NC
Summary: Wrestling

Fighter Info

From: Ft. Wayne, Indiana USA
Fights Out Of: San Jose, California USA
Age: 37
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
College: Purdue University
Degree: Physical Education/History

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1225
51% Successful
630
Types of Successful Strikes
0
630
30%
22%
49% Ground
186
136
308
Striking Defense
54
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
106
55% Successful
58
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
14
44
3
Takedown Defense
56
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Loss
Jon Fitch
Feb 2, 2013
6
12
0
7
1
3
0
5
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jon Fitch
Oct 13, 2012
82
19
6
2
2
2
4
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Loss
Jon Fitch
Johny Hendricks
Dec 30, 2011
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
DRAW
Jon Fitch
Feb 26, 2011
12
47
2
4
1
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Majority
Win
Jon Fitch
UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen
Aug 7, 2010
29
22
9
0
0
0
4
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jon Fitch
Mar 27, 2010
17
72
0
2
0
0
0
3
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jon Fitch
Dec 12, 2009
55
54
4
1
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jon Fitch
Jul 11, 2009
15
5
4
0
1
5
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jon Fitch
Jan 31, 2009
40
7
4
0
2
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jon Fitch
Aug 9, 2008
131
37
7
0
1
0
7
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Jon Fitch
Mar 1, 2008
40
22
4
0
0
1
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jon Fitch
Sep 22, 2007
25
11
3
2
0
5
2
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Jon Fitch
Jun 12, 2007
18
4
0
2
1
1
1
0
R2 Submission
Win
Jon Fitch
Mar 3, 2007
19
14
2
0
2
0
4
0
R2 Submission
Win
Jon Fitch
Oct 14, 2006
44
4
5
0
0
2
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jon Fitch
Jun 28, 2006
51
1
3
1
2
3
5
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Jon Fitch
Apr 6, 2006
25
20
3
1
1
1
3
0
R2 Submission
Win
Jon Fitch
Oct 3, 2005
25
14
5
1
2
3
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jon Fitch
Freedom Fight - Canada vs. USA
Jul 9, 2005
33
47
3
1
0
0
0
3
R3 Decision - Split

Biography

Tied for second with Royce Gracie for most consecutive UFC wins (eight).
TRAINING: Noon training with sparring and grappling, mitt work with trainer Gary Owens at night followed by intense cardio 3 days a week. 2 days a week is heavy grappling and strength and conditioning work. Saturday is Strength and conditioning

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I was called to it. It sort of found me. I wrestled at Purdue University; my assistant coach was Tom Erikson. He had been fighting on and off for a few years. He would have guys like Gary Goodridge and Mark Coleman come into town and train with him. It looked like fun so I would jump in and help out. After college I still wanted to compete and I was not ready to start working in the real world. I decided to try out fighting. Everything in my life has led me to this point. Now I will use this opportunity to make myself known to the world.

What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Dave Camarillo, MMA Mexico WW World Champ (won the belt in a one night eight man tourney, stopped all three opponents, and was sick with mono at the time). 2002 Purdue Wrestling Team Captain/ 2002 Purdue wrestling Most Dedicated Big Ten Conference Scholar-Athlete Award winner/ 4 year letter winner in wrestling at Purdue University/ Junior National Indiana Freestyle team member.   
 
Do you have any heroes? My Father and my Grandparents.

What is your favorite technique? Punch to face or kick to head, it’s a toss up between the two, but I have also been known to suplex opponents.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Everything, I have sacrificed so much in the last few years. I moved 2,000 miles away from every one I know, all my friends, all my family, job offers. I packed what I could fit into my car and drove to California with my dog.  I slept on the floor for the first month because I couldn't afford a bed. I don't go out, I don't party. All I do is work and train.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I attended Purdue University and received my degree in Physical Education with a minor in History. I have my Indiana teacher’s license. I also have a year of grad school finished.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a full time student. Once I moved I had to work as a bouncer to make money to live, so I worked at night so I could train during the day.


•    Before the loss to St-Pierre, Fitch had not lost since a 2002 defeat to former UFC middleweight Wilson Gouveia.

•    Received Fight of the Night award in loss to St-Pierre

•    Holds non-UFC wins over UFC vets Shonie Carter and Jeff Joslin.

•    Tied for third with Royce Gracie, Gray Maynard, Junior dos Santos, and Lyoto Machida for most consecutive UFC wins (eight).

•    Seven wins by submission, four by TKO

•    Last 10 fights have gone the distance.

Career

Trained With

Josh Koscheck
Josh Koscheck
19-10-0
( W-L-D )
Mike Swick
Mike Swick
15-6-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Georges St-Pierre
Georges St-Pierre
25-2-0
( W-L-D )
Thiago Alves
Thiago Alves
26-10-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Thiago Alves UFC® Fight Night™ 5

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