• Jon Fitch is ‘super-pumped’ for his WSOF 6 fight against Marcelo Alfaya

  • Jon Fitch Jon Fitch is super pumped for his WSOF 6 fight against Marcelo AlfayaThe World Series of Fighting 6 main card will feature a welterweight bout between former UFC fighter Jon Fitch (24-6-1) and Marcelo Alfaya (15-6). The event is set to take place at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida, on Oct. 26.

    Jon Fitch has only fought once since his controversial release from the UFC, dropping a first round submission loss against Josh Burkman at WSOF 3 in June. The man who many people feel is one of the best welterweight fighters in the world has had a rough year and I think we are all waiting for the fighter who notched up dominant victories over the likes of Diego SanchezPaulo Thiago and Thiago Alves to return.

    It sounds like Fitch has managed to put the loss to Burkman and all of the UFC-related controversy behind him. On the WSOF 6 pre-fight conference call that took place earlier today Fitch seemed very positive about his upcoming bout against Alfaya and happy with the World Series of Fighting as a promotion. Here is what he had to say:

    “I’m super-pumped for the fight. The whole card is stacked all the way through. World Series of Fighting is doing an outstanding job with putting on these cards and these shows. NBC Sports Network is a fantastic platform for doing good numbers on the live shows and the replays. The organization is only going to keep growing and keep getting stronger.” - Jon Fitch.

    Jon is currently on a two fight losing skid, so the most important thing is for him to get back into the win column. A lot of us were surprised to see Demian Maia completely dominate Jon Fitch at UFC 156, but if he can take that loss as a learning experience then I think it will help him to become an even better fighter. He will no doubt look to follow in the footsteps of his fellow AKA teammates Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez, and pick up a dominant win of his own come Saturday night.

    When asked by a member of the media if he felt any added pressure to get a win following his recent loss to Burkman, Fitch replied:

    “I always feel that I need to win. I wouldn’t be in this sport if I didn’t feel I needed to win every single fight. I want to go out there and perform well, perform the way I can, and put myself in a position to get even bigger fights in the future.” – Jon Fitch.

    Fitch’s opponent, Marcelo Alfaya, is currently riding a three fight winning streak, most recently defeating Valdir Araujo via first round KO at CFA 9 in January. Prior to that he scored a first round submission victory over Abdullah Abou Hamdan in April 2012, and a unanimous decision win over Daniel Aspe in March 2011. Alfaya will no doubt look to extend his winning streak to four with a big win over Fitch.

    I think we will see a focused John Fitch on October 26th, who will be looking to secure a dominant victory. However, don’t count out Alfaya, he is a dangerous fighter who can finish fights on the ground or standing up. This will definitely be an interesting matchup. I can’t wait to see what happens.

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