An arm injury suffered by Josh Burkman (27-10) has forced “The People’s Warrior” to withdraw form a scheduled WSOF 11, trilogy settling meeting with Jon Fitch (25-6-1), who will instead tangle with fellow UFC vet “Superman” Dennis Hallman (53-14-2, 1 nc).
Hallman was expected to compete at Battleground MMA’s one-night 8-man Welterweight tournament. Hallman has won 5 of 6 and 3 straight; including most recently submitting Aleksey Shapovalov.
Fitch after consecutive losses got back in the win column with a split decision victory over Marcelo Alfaya at WSOF 6.
WSOF 11 is on July 5 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida; and is headlined by Nick Newell challenging Justin Gaethje for the WSOF Lightweight title.