Ready to begin making his mark in the UFC, welterweight Jason Witt re-enters the Octagon on March 13, 2021. The Glory MMA product made his debut in the UFC in late 2020. In his last out he scored a big victory with a submission. Can Witt make 2021 his year? His journey begins on March 13, 2021, at UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad.
Jason Witt and the Journey to the UFC
As expected, the journey to the world’s largest organization is rugged and brutal. It takes an amazing team behind a fighter to help propel them to this pedestal in the combat sports world, in addition to amazing skills. Being a Kansas City native, it’s no wonder Witt ended up at Glory MMA & Fitness.
“Glory MMA & Fitness feels like home. The people inside aren’t like any other in the world. We’re a close-knit group that wants to help and see others succeed,” Witt told MyMMANews. “The experience and leadership that surrounds Glory has allowed me and pushed me to understand my potential and go further than I ever thought I could. The mentality and work ethic put in by the people there forces you to level yourself up or fade away and I think that’s a rare thing to find.” The gym contains the brilliant mind of James Krause along with top-ranked featherweight Megan Anderson, who is set to compete for the featherweight championship at UFC 259 in March 2021.
Beginning his pro career in March 2013, Witt competed in such organizations as Shamrock FC and Titan FC. Witt even has a win over UFC veteran and BKFC fighter, Isaac Vallie-Flagg. Also competing in organizations such as LFA as he continued his professional climb, Witt won four in a row to earn his call from the UFC.
UFC and Future Bout
The debut finally came at UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs Hooker in June 2020. Facing a deadly, experienced striker like Takashi Sato, proved to be a tough test. Unfortunately, Witt’s night ended much earlier than he would have liked. Four months later, Witt was back in there at UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Silva. Refusing to suffer two losses in a row, Witt pulled out the arm-triangle choke in the second round. Now Witt is faced with another tough task in Matthew Semelsberger at UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad on March 13, 2021. “To the fans, understand I’m an Explosive fighter with a great blend of wrestling, vicious ground and pound, and powerful striking. I’m Fing exciting!”
I am a life-long MMA fan who has been a fan since UFC 1. I was born in Illinois but raised in South Louisiana, home of many great mixed martial artists. I started martial arts at the age of 4 and continued into my adult years where I served nearly 10 years in law enforcement. I feel my job is to convey the stories of the MMA fighters we enjoy to watch and share their stories with the world.
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