89.2
Draw (Majority)
25:00
      Fitch scored his first takedown 50 seconds into the opening round, pinning MacDonald against the fence. MacDonald fought him off with a Kimura attempt, so they reset 2 minutes into the round. They traded some strikes, and then Fitch scored another takedown with a minute left in the round. Round one probably goes to Fitch.
      Fitch put some serious effort into taking down MacDonald again in the second round, but MacDonald did a good job staying on his feet, while picking apart Fitch with his striking. Fitch eventually started fighting back, and then took down MacDonald with a minute left, MacDonald popped back up, and then took down Fitch to finish the round. Round two goes to MacDonald.
      The third round started with Fitch digging for another takedown, as he pinned MacDonald against the fence 45 seconds into the round, and continued to chip away with some short punches on the ground. Fitch should have a 29-28 lead after the third round.
      Fitch continued to dig for desperate takedowns in the fourth round, while MacDonald stuffed his shots, and beat the shit out of him with strikes. Fitch finally took him down 90 seconds into the round, but MacDonald popped back up immediately. Fitch scored another takedown a few seconds later, and spent the rest of the round on top, beating up MacDonald. I have Fitch ahead 39-37 going into the final round.
      Fitch continued to wrestle the shit out of MacDonald in the final round, leading to what should be a 49-46 decision for Fitch as far as I'm concerned. The judges were all over the place though, with one judge giving the win to Fitch, two declared it a majority draw, sooooo... MacDonald moves on in the tournament, because he's the champ, even though he clearly lost this fight. That sucks.
88.3
Decision
15:00
      Fitch threw a hard leg kick, and then shot in for a takedown, but Daley did a good job stuffing the shot against the fence. Fitch was driving Daley into the fence for all he was worth, but it took him 3 full minutes just to bring Daley down into a seated position with his back against the fence. The referee finally split them up with a minute left in the opening round, as the fight was going nowhere. Daley then unloaded on Fitch with some big punches & knees, rocking the shit out of him with shots to the head & body. Paul Daley destroyed Fitch in the final minute of that round, so I'm giving that round to Daley without question.
     Fitch started the second round with a clean right hand to the jaw of Daley, followed by a takedown. Fitch pinned Daley against the fence, mounted him, and then punched him in the face repeatedly. I have no idea why Daley started the second round with his back against the fence, since that's clearly where Fitch wanted him. Daley slowly worked his way into full guard with 90 seconds left in the round, but Fitch was still keeping him pinned while throwing short punches. That round clearly goes to Fitch, even though it was pretty boring. This fight should be all tied up going into the final round.
     The final round started with Fitch scoring a quick takedown in the center of the cage, and then he pinned Daley against the fence again. Fitch punched him in the head repeatedly, doing zero damage for the rest of the round, while Daley just talked shit to him the entire time, but Daley was stuck, so he couldn't really doing anything for the rest of the fight. Congrats to Fitch for the clear cut unanimous decision victory, but Jon Fitch is also one of the most boring ass fighters in the world.
88.4
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
8:12
      The first round had Fitch taking down Foster, and grinding all over him. Foster threw up an armbar at one point that looked kind of tight, but for the most part, the entire round was all about Fitch on top, just grinding on Foster, so Fitch won the first round. The second round had Foster knocking down Fitch, he went for a front choke of some sort, they scrambled around for a bit, Foster beat the shit out of Fitch, cutting open his left cheek while Fitch flopped around aimlessly on the ground, and then Fitch randomly got the submission victory seemingly out of nowhere, I guess with a rear-naked choke, as Foster was turtling up. That was kind of a weird fight, but congrats to Fitch for a decent win.
88.2
Decision
25:00
      Fitch took down Shields early in the first round, and beat him up for a little while, but Shields slapped on a guillotine choke, just to let him know that he has a ground game. It didn't matter though, because Fitch pulled his head free, and continued to grind all over Shields with short punches, and superior wrestling skills. The referee stood them up with 90 seconds left in the round, and Shields threw a lot of tired looking kicks, causing Fitch to clinch again, pressing Shields against the fence until the end of the round. That was boring, but round one goes to Fitch.
     Shields took down Fitch early in the second round, but he couldn't hold him down at all, so he just pressed him against the fence in the clinch. Shields finally took Fitch down again, and mounted him, and then spent some time working to take back control. Shields locked on the body triangle with 30 seconds left in the round, but Fitch was able to defend until the end of the round. I have this fight all tied up going into the third round.
     Shields shot for an early takedown in the third round, but Fitch easily stuffed the shot. Shields shot again, and Fitch stuffed it again. Fitch then pressed Shields against the fence with some basic clinching, leading to another round of boring Fitch style grinding. Fitch eventually took down Shields and tied him up in an awkward position, but the crowd was getting restless, and rightfully so. These guys are both fucking boring. Fitch is ahead 2-1 going into the fourth round.
     The fourth round had Fitch on the ground again, beating up Shields with short punches inside his guard. Not much damage, just a lot of grinding & top control. Fitch is ahead 3-1 going into the final round. Fitch scored another takedown in the final round, and Shields grabbed his leg, looking for a heel hook. Fitch popped his leg free, got on top of Shields, and beat him up for the rest of the round. This fight should be a 49-46 decision for Fitch, I just hope I never have to see these guys fight each other again. All 3 judges agreed, giving Fitch the unanimous decision in a boring title defense.
88.0
Decision
25:00
      The first round was an awful lot of clinching. Fitch secured a takedown in the final seconds of the round, and grabbed Zeferino's back, but only had a couple of seconds to work once he got the back, so the round ended, and I scored it for Fitch. Fitch took the fight to the ground again in the second round, and laid on Zeferino against the cage for most of the round. I have Fitch ahead 2-0 going into the third round.
     Fitch brought the fight to the ground again in the third round, and Zeferino looked like he was looking for an arm lock or something, but Fitch was able to escape, as he continued to pound on Zeferino against the cage. They stood back up for the last half of the round, and traded a few strikes, they both shot for a couple of takedowns, and both guys stayed standing. Fitch took the fight back to the ground with 90 seconds left in the round, where he continued to beat up Zeferino on the ground. I have Fitch ahead, 3-0 going into the final round.
     Zeferino looked good for the first 2 minutes of the fourth round, as he was picking apart Fitch on the feet, and controlling him from the clinch. Fitch scored a takedown halfway through the round. From there, Fitch was able to beat up Zeferino for the rest of the round with short punches. Zeferino kept looking for kneebars and stuff, but Fitch did a great job avoiding them. Fitch brought the fight to the ground again in the final round, and Zeferino went for a kneebar, and got closer than he has so far in this fight to finishing it, but Fitch stayed calm, and was able to slip his leg out, and get back to his feet. They clinched for a second, and then Fitch shot in for another deep double leg, bringing Zeferino back to the cage again. Zeferino continued to look for that same leg lock, while Fitch continued to punch him in the face. Zeferino is dangerous as fuck on the ground, but I feel like Fitch won a pretty comfortable 49-46 decision, if not 50-45. All 3 judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision victory, 50-45 on all scorecards. Jon Fitch is the new Champ!
87.8
Decision
15:00
      The first round was very close. Comparable striking, and a lot of clinching, that lead to a lot of nothing. (Pretty much what most people would expect from a Fitch vs. Okami fight). Fitch secured a couple of takedowns in the second round, clearly winning that round, by preventing Okami from being able to do much of anything at all. Fitch secured another takedown to start the final round, and beat up Okami a little bit, but for the most part, just kind of tried to hold him down. Nice crisp unanimous decision victory for Jon Fitch, but... I mean... I can't honestly say I'm very excited about a Jon Fitch vs. Jake Shield title fight, and without Rousimar Palhares in the WSOF, this entire division feels a little... "uneventful"?
92.8
Submission (Kneebar)
1:30
      OH SHIT. That's fucking brutal. Rousimar Palhares might be my favorite fighter at the moment, and it kind of sucks that he got kicked out of the UFC for being too brutal. But yeah, Fitch landed a couple of decent jabs, but nothing compared to the hard leg kicks that Palhares landed. Palhares eventually shot for a takedown, pulled Fitch to the ground, went for a leg lock, Fitch tried to defend against it, but failed miserably, as Palhares shattered Fitch's knee with a brutal kneebar. Rousimar Palhares is the fucking MAN!
87.9
Decision
15:00
      This was a very one-sided fight, with Jon Fitch taking Hallman to the ground in all 3 rounds, and basically grinding out a decision with punches on the ground, and superior wrestling. Hallman went for a heelhook which was kind of close in the second round, so that was kind of exciting, but other than that, this was "just another Jon Fitch 15 minute grinding decision". Is anyone surprised? Yeah, me neither.
88.7
Decision (Split)
15:00
      This was a pretty decent fight. I was kind of surprised that Alfaya came out and pretty much dominated Fitch on the ground, riding his back for the entire first round. The second round, Fitch started strong, but by the end of the round, I considered scoring it in favor of Alfaya, but it could have gone either way. The third round, Alfaya was basically done, so Fitch just beat him up for the rest of the fight. In the end, I'm glad that Fitch won, but I'm not going to argue with it being close enough for the split-decision.
92.3
Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke)
0:41
      WOW. That was fucking fantastic! Jon Fitch went into this fight super confident, but Burkman put him down with a big punch, locked on a guillotine choke, choked THE FUCK out of him, putting Fitch to sleep, and as the referee just stood there shocked & confused, Burkman let go and began to celebrate, as Fitch continued his nap on the floor. Fucking HUGE win for Josh Burkman!
92.8
Decision
15:00
      Holy shit, Demian Maia is so good! I gave him at least two of the rounds, as 10-8 rounds, and clearly he won all 3 rounds... So my scorecard had it at 30-25, Demian Maia... He took Fitch down at will, he 100% completely controlled him, ABSOLUTELY DOMINATED HIM, spent the majority of the fight on Fitch's back, going for submissions, grinding him out, etc... Jon Fitch didn't stand a chance... If they continue to delay Johnny Hendricks's title shot against GSP, then the only other fight that makes sense, is to pit Hendricks vs. Maia, and then give the winner of that a title shot. But yeah, HOLY SHIT is Demian Maia an amazing grappler or what!?!
93.7
Decision
15:00
      Wow, this card has been amazing so far! Jon Fitch normally bores the shit out of me, but this fight was amazing. Jon Fitch destroyed Silva in the first round, taking him down, and COMPLETELY dominating him with his superior wrestling & Jiu-Jitsu skills. The second round was the opposite, with Silva nearly knocking out Fitch, as well as locked on a rear-naked choke that Fitch somehow escaped. There was also a guillotine choke that was pretty deep for a few seconds, but Fitch escaped that as well. The fight ended with Silva exhausted, and Fitch COMPLETELY WHOOPIN' THAT ASS at the end of the third round, in full mount, and about a hundred uppercuts & elbows, and in the final seconds, they got back on their feet, Fitch locked on a front choke while standing, and Silva was saved by the bell. Jon Fitch is looking for a kill I think. For the first time ever, I'm ACTUALLY excited to see Fitch fight again!
91.0
KO (Punch)
0:12
      Johnny Hendricks punched Jon Fitch in the face, and Fitch got knocked the fuck out. 12 seconds, that's all folks. Is Johnny Hendricks legit? This fight ending completely shocked me. Not sure what else to say, other than, does this actually make Hendricks the #2 welterweight in the world? I have absolutely no idea what's going on right now.
89.6
Draw (Majority)
15:00
      This was a pretty close fight. I gave the first round to B.J., the second round was a draw, and the third round I gave to Jon Fitch, HANDS DOWN. So in the end, PERSONALLY, I thought Fitch won, most people thought Fitch won, one of the judges thought Fitch won, and even B.J. Penn said that he thought Fitch won. So, I'm giving the victory points to Fitch, but the official decision was that it was a majority draw.
90.6
Decision
15:00
      Jon Fitch is a badass. He might be boring to some people, with his takedowns & aggressive control on the ground, since he once again, outworked his opponent and took the fight to a decision, but REALLY, Thiago Alves got his ass kicked in this fight. Alves didn't stand a chance, he came in overweight (had to give up a portion of his purse to Fitch for not making weight), and Fitch still looked like the bigger guy in my opinion. Jon Fitch is crazy good, I just don't know where he goes from here, since he can't beat St. Pierre.
88.5
Decision
15:00
      Well, in my opinion, this was a fight between two Top 10 guys, and Jon Fitch absolutely made Saunders look like a fool. Jon Fitch took him down in all 3 rounds, completely controlled him, the crowd got bored, and Fitch won via another decision.
88.0
Decision
15:00
      I vote they stop putting Jon Fitch on pay per views. He's one of the best fighters in his weight class (assuming "Best = Hard to Beat"), but he is boring as fuck. All of his fights always go to decision, he's a great wrestler, but he's just not exciting. As for Mike Pierce, I don't even know who the fuck he is. Why was this fight on the PPV? In the end, after Fitch dominated Pierce with his wrestling, basically just holding & controlling him), Jon Fitch walked away with the unanimous decision victory.
89.6
Decision
15:00
      This fight was pretty much a 15 minute grappling match. Jon Fitch the wrestler, and Paulo Thiago the BJJ black belt. In the end, I gave the first round to Thiago, but the last 2 rounds were clearly in the hands of Fitch. Both guys had a pretty good showing, but Fitch controlled the majority of the fight, and was clearly the better grappler. So yeah, decent fight, but it wasn't super eventful. Fitch wins via unanimous decision.
88.4
Decision
15:00
      Akihiro Gono's entrance was something of legend, with him dressed in full drag, and doing one of this big Pride style dance routines. That didn't help him once the actual fight started though, because Fitch was able to take him down in every round, control him, beat him up in every round, lock on submissions in every round, with Gono being saved by the bell each time, and in the end, Jon Fitch just outworked Gono for the entire 15 minutes, so clearly he walks away with the unanimous decision victory.
92.6
Decision
25:00
      This was a really great fight, but after a 5 round war, looking back on it, I have to admit I lost interest near the end of round 4... Georges St. Pierre basically dominated Jon Fitch during the entire fight, winning every round, taking him down at will, beating him up on the ground, beating him up while standing, etc... It was a really great fight, both guys left it all in the octagon, but Jon Fitch clearly wasn't quite up to the task of taking out GSP. Good fight overall, but I would have liked to see it finish in the 3rd or 4th round. With that being said, unlike Brock Lesnar, both of these guys are EXTREMELY classy, and showed great sportsmanship after the fight was over. Good show overall.
87.6
Decision
15:00
      This fight was alright, but nothing special... During the first round, I was impressed by Chris Wilson making his debut, his striking was pretty decent, and his takedown defense was pretty great as well, especially against a wrestler as good as Fitch... But the 2nd & 3rd rounds both easily went to Fitch, because he spent both rounds taking Wilson to the ground, and sort of pounding on him for the entire round... Neither guy came close to finishing the fight, but Jon Fitch controlled most of it, so he walked away with the unanimous decision victory...
90.9
Decision (Split)
15:00
      This was a pretty solid fight, between two of the top guys in the welterweight division... As soon as the first bell rang, Diego Sanchez charged Fitch, and tried to take him down, but he wasn't able to do much with those attempts, since Fitch basically just powered out of it... I thought more of the fight would take place while standing, but most of the time was spent with both guys grappling around on the ground... Fitch basically dominated with his wrestling skills, controlling most of the positions... Diego threw a handful of submission attempts at Fitch, but Fitch was able to power out of all of those as well... In the end, Jon Fitch wins by split-decision... (And I agree 100% with that decision, just for the record...)
87.9
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
6:07
      This fight didn't really make any sense... I'm always hearing about how bad ass Jon Fitch is, and how he'll probably end up getting a title shot, without ever fighting on TV... Well, finally he's on Spike TV, and he needs to make an impression on Roan Carneiro... The first round, EASILY went to Roan Carneiro... Carneiro took Fitch to the ground easily, a couple of times, using really solid wrestling skills, and he almost choked out Fitch a couple of times, including one really nice anaconda choke that he locked on, but somehow couldn't hold onto... The second round started, and Fitch came out, threw a few ugly punches, Carneiro kind of got rocked, then Fitch got on his back, Carneiro literally opened his neck for Fitch to lock on the rear-naked choke, basically like Carneiro was quitting before the submission was even locked on... Fitch wins by early second round submission... I still think Carneiro could be the better fighter, I'm not sure what happened though, he just didn't look like he wanted to be there in the second round, even though he dominated the first round... So eh, whatever... I wouldn't mind seeing these two fight again sometime... I can't say that I'm THAT impressed with Fitch though... Maybe I'll go back and try to watch some of his older fights?
87.8
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
8:05
      This was a pretty decent fight for Jon Fitch... My only problem with this fight is, people keep talking about how great Fitch is, but when he's fighting guys like Luigi Fioravanti (and not putting them away QUICKLY), it doesn't really impress me very much... With that being said, during the first round, Jon Fitch was able to take Fioravanti to the ground, and control him down there for the majority of the round, but when the fight went back to the feet, Fioravanti was able to land a few solid punches... The second round was basically more of the same, with Fitch eventually ending up on the back of Fioravanti, he locked on the rear-naked choke, and got the submission victory about halfway through the second round...
87.6
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty bad ass fight... The first round consisted of Hironaka locking on a triangle choke for most of the round, and then Jon Fitch ended the round by attempting to lock on a rearnaked choke... The second & third rounds basically consisted of Jon Fitch taking down Hironaka aggressively, and unleashing the good ol' fashion ground & pound... Other than the first round, this entire fight was pretty much dominated by Jon Fitch, and the judges agreed, giving him the unanimous decision...
90.3
TKO (Upkick & Punches)
9:37
      This was a pretty important fight, between a couple of guys that are quickly climbing their way up the 170 pound ladder. Alves came out strong, throwing a HARD kick, followed by a takedown, but from that point forward, Fitch was able to prove that he is a FAR better grappler than Alves, he was able to beat up Alves on the ground, the second round was more of the same, and eventually Alves got on top for a second, Fitch landed 2 upkicks that almost knocked out Alves, and Fitch immediately got on top and punched the shit out of his face for the TKO victory. Jon Fitch is fucking legit man!
91.3
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
9:57
      Wow, I had both of these guys ranked in the Top 10 at 170 going into this fight, and even though Burkman looked absolutely unstoppable in all of his UFC fights so far, Fitch FUCKING DOMINATED him, beating him up on the feet, taking him to the ground at will, controlling him 100% with his Jiu-Jitsu skills, smashing his face with ground & pound, and eventually finishing the fight with a tight rear-naked choke, that caused blood to pour from the face of Burkman. Pretty amazing win by Jon Fitch.
89.0
Decision
15:00
      This was a very one-sided ass beating, where Jon Fitch was able to take Larson down in all 3 rounds, beat him up on the ground, put him in danger with his Jiu-Jitsu, and in the end, Fitch easily wins all 3 rounds, no doubt about it. This is pretty crazy, since I've seen Larson DOMINATE people before, but yeah, Fitch looks super strong at 185. Nice UFC debut for both guys.