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

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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.