Jon
Fitch
27-5-1, 1NC( W-L-D )

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: 36
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
Loss
Jon Fitch Feb 2, 2013
6 0 1 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Demian Maia 12 7 3 5
Win
Jon Fitch Oct 13, 2012
82 6 2 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Erick Silva 19 2 2 1
Loss
Jon Fitch Dec 30, 2011
0 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Johny Hendricks 2 0 0 0
Draw
BJ Penn Feb 26, 2011
12 2 1 2 R3 Decision - Majority
Jon Fitch 47 4 0 0
Win
Jon Fitch Aug 7, 2010
29 9 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Thiago Alves 22 0 0 1
Win
Ben Saunders Mar 27, 2010
17 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jon Fitch 72 2 0 3
Win
Jon Fitch Dec 12, 2009
55 4 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Mike Pierce 54 1 0 0
Win
Jon Fitch Jul 11, 2009
15 4 1 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Paulo Thiago 5 0 5 0
Win
Jon Fitch Jan 31, 2009
40 4 2 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Akihiro Gono 7 0 0 0
Georges St-Pierre Aug 9, 2008
131 7 1 7 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Jon Fitch 37 0 0 0
Win
Jon Fitch Mar 1, 2008
40 4 0 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Wilson 22 0 1 0
Win
Jon Fitch Sep 22, 2007
25 3 0 2 R3 Decision - Split
Diego Sanchez 11 2 5 0
Win
Jon Fitch Jun 12, 2007
18 0 1 1 R2 Submission
Roan Carneiro 4 2 1 0
Win
Jon Fitch Mar 3, 2007
19 2 2 4 R2 Submission
Luigi Fioravanti 14 0 0 0
Win
Jon Fitch Oct 14, 2006
44 5 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Kuniyoshi Hironaka 4 0 2 0
Win
Jon Fitch Jun 28, 2006
51 3 2 5 R2 KO/TKO
Thiago Alves 1 1 3 0
Win
Jon Fitch Apr 6, 2006
25 3 1 3 R2 Submission
Josh Burkman 20 1 1 0
Win
Jon Fitch Oct 3, 2005
25 5 2 4 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Brock Larson 14 1 3 0
Win
Jon Fitch
Freedom Fight - Canada vs. USA
Jul 9, 2005
33 3 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Jeff Joslin 47 1 0 3

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
19-8-0
( W-L-D )
Mike Swick
Mike Swick
15-5-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Georges St-Pierre
Georges St-Pierre
25-2-0
( W-L-D )
Thiago Alves
Thiago Alves
24-9-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

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

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