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Fitch’s ‘BIG Fight’ May Be Alves Rematch After All

(Fitch vs. Alves, 6/28/06.)

Though we previously eliminated Thiago Alves in our Fitch’s-next-opponent guessing game, it turns out that the Pitbull is a strong frontrunner for Ricardo Almeida‘s replacement. A source close to the UFC told MMA Junkie that Fitch and Alves will meet at UFC 107 (December 12th, Memphis); Alves’s original opponent for the event — Paulo Thiago — will be booked in another match.

Alves is obviously a bigger name than Almeida, but Fitch’s Twitter enthusiasm still threw us off. Who gets psyched about a rematch with a guy you already beat, unless it’s for a title? Reacquaint yourself with Fitch and Alves’s UFC Fight Night 5 scrap above, which starts with Alves having to take out his tongue ring, and ends with a TKO victory for Fitch at the end of the second-round thanks to a well-placed upkick.

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yuntian- November 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm
speculation that Coach Outlet France could soon senior credit strategist at Bank investors are increasingly concerned
newdeal- October 23, 2009 at 3:24 am
Fitch looked equally as good as GSP did in his fight against alves, their gameplans even looked similar...differance is that GSP did it with a pulled groin when he was in agony
Clinch-Smash- October 23, 2009 at 1:04 am
If 3 of the top 4 WW's (in my eyes) in the UFC were not from the same team, then there could be some better fights, but they refuse to fight each other, but that is fine i would do the same. There just seems to be no attraction to the WW's anymore with very few good big fights to keep me interested. Finch should get another shot @ GSP and maybe with a better game plan he can pull off a win.
crittino- October 22, 2009 at 6:32 pm
im surprised goldberg didnt lose his shit over that upkick
FinkleIsEinhorn- October 22, 2009 at 4:38 pm
Fitch finished one? ...Im a dink...
K.E.G.- October 22, 2009 at 4:22 pm
Fitch has had more time to recover from his GSP beating. I think that's what is going to be the deciding factor n this fight.
Smitty- October 22, 2009 at 2:03 pm
I don't think Fitch can beat Alves again. It would be a lot better fight though.
Daoulas- October 22, 2009 at 1:57 pm
i think thaigo silva is better than thaigo alves.
Daoulas- October 22, 2009 at 1:56 pm
hey who the hell is GSP gonna fight next?
Soda Popinski- October 22, 2009 at 1:50 pm
Ill take it. Just got my tickets for 107. Paid a stupid price for nosebleeds, but IM GOING BABY!!!!!!

First event, and im flipping out.

Anybody else thinking this card rules or is it just me because im going.

Da Spied Her- October 22, 2009 at 1:43 pm
So no more battle of the Thiagos? Dang, I was looking forward to finding out who is the best Thiago in the UFC.