WSOF matchmaker: Jon Fitch likely to meet Jorge Santiago-Gerald Harris winner

Esther Lin

BURBANK, Calif. -- World Series of Fighting has a next opponent in mind for arguably it's biggest-name fighter, Jon Fitch.

Matchmaker Ail Abdel-Aziz revealed at a media lunch Tuesday that Fitch is likely to meet the winner of Saturday's WSOF 4 bout between welterweights Jorge Santiago and Gerald Harris in Ontario, Calif.

If all goes according to plan, the bout would be targeted for October. Although a date and venue have yet to be finalized, the card is expected to be held in South Florida.

Fitch (24-6-1, 1 no-contest) entered WSOF amid considerable fanfare after his surprise cut from the UFC earlier this year. Just as surprising was the result of his first fight, as he was submitted in 41 seconds by veteran Josh Burkman in Las Vegas on June 14.

As for his potential opponents, Santiago (25-11) is a Blackzilians fighter who has appeared everywhere from the UFC to Strikeforce to World Victory Road to BoDog. His last bout was a UFC loss to Gunnar Nelson on Feb. 16 in London.

Santiago makes his WSOF debut against Harris, a 33-year-old Tulsa native. The fighter known as "Hurricane" is 21-5 and will be fighting for the first times since losing to Burkman at WSOF 1 in November, which snapped a four-fight win streak.

More from MMA Fighting

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker