Jon Fitch announces retirement subsequent Bellator 246 decline
On Saturday, previous UFC welterweight title challenger and previous Entire world Collection of Preventing welterweight champion Jon Fitch announced his retirement from preventing.
The 42-12 months-old Fitch confronted Neiman Gracie in the Bellator 246 co-main celebration and was defeated by kneebar late in the 2nd round. Pursuing the battle, Fitch took off his gloves and remaining them in the middle of the Bellator Cage.
Fitch built his professional debut in July 2002. Immediately after putting together an 8-struggle profitable streak Fitch been given a UFC deal and designed his Octagon debut in Oct 2005. He gained his very first 8 fights with the marketing and rose through the 170-pound division.
On Aug. 9, 2008, Fitch fought for the planet title against Georges St-Pierre in the UFC 87 key party in Minneapolis, Minn. St-Pierre dominated Fitch but the toughness Fitch displayed in the struggle was famous.
Fitch was launched by the UFC in 2013 and signed with Planet Collection of Fighting. Soon after a rocky start out with the new organization, Fitch captured the welterweight title in 2015. He vacated the title in 2017 to indication with Bellator MMA. In April 2019, he fought to a attract with Rory MacDonald for the Bellator belt.
The Indiana native fought 43 moments in his profession. His document stands at 32-8-2 (1).