Former UFC contender Jon Fitch signs with World Series of Fighting

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Jon Fitch (pictured) was one of 16 fighters on Tuesday’s UFC cut list. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images.

Former No. 1 UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch has signed with World Series of Fighting, GracieMag.com learned on Thursday evening.

WSF officials confirmed that Fitch will fight another former UFC fighter, Gerald Harris, on June 14 in Las Vegas. Harris also posted info on the fight on his personal Twitter account.

Fitch (24-5-1, 1 N.C.) made headlines two weeks ago when he and 15 other fighters were released from the UFC. The fighter is coming off a loss to Demian Maia, and many thought that his release from the organization was unjust as the Maia fight was only his second loss in four years.

UFC President Dana White responded to criticism of the release, saying that Jon Fitch is expensive, among other things.

Harris (21-5) last fought in the UFC in 2010 when he lost to Maiquel Falcao at UFC 123. He was subsequently released from the UFC, which, much like Fitch, garnered a lot of criticism because the loss was his only one in the organization, compared to three wins.

MMAFighting.com first reported news of the Fitch-Harris match-up.

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