Former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman stepped inside a different cage Friday night, highlighting the World Series of Fighting 3 event.

And, in a surprising finish, it was Burkman recording the victory over Fitch, as he scored a technical submission in just 41 seconds.

Steve Carle, Jacob Volkmann and Justin Gaethje also earned wins on the card.

The loss was the second straight for Fitch, a former No. 1 contender to the UFC welterweight title. Burkman, meanwhile, has won five straight and eight of his last nine.


Josh Burkman def. Jon Fitch via technical submission (guillotine choke) at :41 of round 1

Steve Carl def. Tyson Steele via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:32 of round 1

Jacob Volkmann def. Lyle Beerbohm via unanimous decision

Justin Gaethje def. Brian Cobb via TKO (leg kicks) at 2:19 of round 3


Jerrod Sanders def. Jeff Smith via unanimous decision

Dan Lauzon def. John Gunderson via unanimous decision

Carson Beebe def. Joe Murphy via unanimous decision

Krasimir Mladenov def. Kendrick Miree via unanimous decision

Branson Hansen def. Josh Montalvo via unanimous decision