Photos: #PFLDaytona’s Jon Fitch vs. Brian Foster Welterweight Main Event
Jul 07, 2017
Jon Fitch and Brian Foster entered the Decagon with the No. 1 seed on the line for the upcoming Professional Fighters League season and it showed in their performances. The fight was exciting from bell to bell as both men had moments of total control. After landing some strikes to open the contest, Foster attempted to go for a guillotine choke but Fitch escaped. The WSOF welterweight champ took over for the rest of the first round, throwing leather from inside Foster’s guard.
In the second round, Foster landed a huge right hand that had Fitch on wobbly legs. Foster continued to press for the finish and came within moments of finishing the fight. However, Fitch’s toughness would show through as he survived the onslaught and eventually took top position. In one of the strangest finishes in recent MMA history, Fitch would lock in a modified rear naked choke to get the tap out in the second frame. However brief the welterweight clash was, it will go down as one of the most entertaining bouts in the promotion’s history.
- Welterweight Main Event: Jon Fitch def. Brian Foster via Sub (Bulldog Choke)
- Light Heavyweight: Ronny Markes def. Smealinho Rama via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Welterweight: Herman Terrado def. Joao Zeferino via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
- Lightweight: Jason High def. Caros Fodor via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)