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Jon Fitch signs with Bellator

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Jon Fitch is headed to Bellator.

The promotion has signed the MMA veteran to an exclusive multi-fight, multi-year deal, MMA Fighting has learned. Fitch’s signing and debut is expected to be announced in the very near future.

Fitch (30-7-1) has won his last four fights in a row under the WSOF/PFL banner. He is the now former WSOF welterweight champion and leaves the promotion without losing the belt. Once WSOF was rebranded to the PFL, the promotion decided to vacate all its titles, prompting Fitch to ask for his release from the promotion, which was ultimately granted.

The majority of Fitch’s 16-year career has been spent in the UFC. He fought for the UFC welterweight title in 2008 but lost to then-champion Georges St-Pierre via unanimous decision.

Fitch holds notable wins over Thiago Alves (twice), Diego Sanchez, Erick Silva, Yushin Okami and Jake Shields, among many others.