Fort Wayne native Jon Fitch has something else to add to his résumé other than world-class MMA fighter.
He can add film star.
The former Purdue and Carroll wrestler, who fought for the welterweight title, is featured in a documentary, “Such Great Heights,” which will be released today.
The film follows Fitch as he prepares for his 2008 fight against UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Fitch lost the fight by unanimous decision, ending a 16-match winning streak.
Since then, he has a 5-1-1 record.
While the documentary focuses on Fitch’s preparation for the fight, it also features the daily challenges involving members of the American Kickboxing Academy.
Directed by filmmaker Jonah Tulis, “Such Great Heights” will be available on On Demand Nationwide and on iTunes beginning today.
Fitch wrestled at Carroll then attended Purdue, where he walked onto the team. He became the Boilermakers’ captain.