Rousimar Palhares to defend WSOF title against Fitch

One of the most dangerous men in mixed martial arts, Rousimar Palhares will put his World Series of Fighting welterweight title on the line in December when he defends against Jon Fitch.

Palhares, a submission artist most notably known for his vicious heel hooks tapped out Steve Carl in 69 seconds to take his title in back in March

He will defend the 170-pound championship against fellow UFC veteran Jon Fitch on Dec. 13 according to WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz. WSOF 16’s city and venue still are yet to be determined.

Palhares (16-6) was initially scheduled to meet Fitch in July, but withdrew from the card because of his mother’s health issues. “Toquinho,” who holds 13 submission victories under his belt, enters the bout coming off a pair of quick finishes over Carl and Mike Pierce.

Fitch (26-6-1, one no-contest) earned a shot at the welterweight championship after defeating Marcelo Alfaya and Dennis Hallman via decision, getting back to the win column following a loss to Josh Burkman in his WSOF debut in 2013.

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