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Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves Rescheduled to UFC 115 in June


(Thiago Alves learns the hard way why you should never take NyQuil before a big fight. Photo courtesy of UFC.com)

UFC president Dana White confirmed late last night that the rematch between Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves — which was postponed from UFC 111 due to concerns over Alves’s brain — will now take place at UFC 115 (June 12th, Vancouver). The fight will come four years to the month after Fitch and Alves’s first meeting at UFC Fight Night 5, which Fitch won by second round TKO. Though the Vancouver card will feature a host of compelling matchups, a main event still hasn’t been officially announced. I mean, it’s not like Chuck Liddell will be fighting Rich Franklin, after Franklin comes in to replace Tito Ortiz on The Ultimate Fighter 11, right? Pay no attention to the leaked photo of the TUF 11 set after the jump!



(Props: BloodyElbow. Shouldn’t that be Tito’s picture up there?)

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CheckHisPee- April 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm
@J-Dog: Hilarious, Fitch should take 6 months off after this one and just work his striking and position advancing.

Great matchup, the card gets better.

Unrelated: Is there no way Mirko can make 205? I can't help but think he might actually be somewhat relevant there.
MMAExpertNewb- April 5, 2010 at 11:15 am
Wow, I'm actually totally shocked by this news!!

I had no idea Fitch had ever finished anyone.
David_Banner- April 5, 2010 at 10:15 am
If anybody can force Fitch to step up, its Alves. Should be a great fight.

Rich and Chuck, umm not so much.
cecils_pupils- April 5, 2010 at 9:14 am
Super-stoked for this rematch. I am hoping for an Alves KO which will send Fitch's ass down the rankings - then maybe he'll shut up about another title shot.

jimbonics has it right on, Tito is a Mangina and Chuck vs. Rich will be a way better fight to watch.
steampunk22- April 5, 2010 at 8:25 am
@J-Dog

LOL I was thinking that too, Fitch FINISHED a fight?
JamesToneysContract- April 5, 2010 at 8:21 am
Alves must have missed with a wild hook and knocked himself out.
J-Dog- April 5, 2010 at 8:00 am
"four years to the month after Fitch and Alves's first meeting at UFC Fight Night 5, which Fitch won by second round TKO".

Is that also four years to the month since Fitch finished a fight?
jimbonics- April 5, 2010 at 7:09 am
Chuck vs. Rich > Chuck vs. Tito.

Tito is a bitch ass mangina.
FlashinLeather- April 5, 2010 at 6:52 am
Looks like Chuck is fighting Toney after all, glad to see he took training very seriously and even used the same skin treatment as Sammy Sosa
SerialSleeper17- April 5, 2010 at 6:39 am
Alves probably has that look on his face since it looks like Fitch's head is growing to Tito's proportions. Damn NyQuil.
RPS13- April 5, 2010 at 6:29 am
that pic is of tito, after his head reduction surgery
GEE-yuh-TEEN- April 5, 2010 at 6:21 am
Dana obviously doesn't want to spoil a key twist in this season of TUF. I, however, don't mind sharing the news that I got from one of Tito's unnamed training partners. If you don't want to know... don't read on.

Tito suffered a serious neck injury during a routine training when his neck gave out under the weight of his big ass head. Doctors don't know how long he'll be out of the fight game or if he'll require head shrinking surgery. Get well soon Tito's neck.
ReX13- April 5, 2010 at 6:15 am
Good news on Alves-Fitch; here's hoping for an exciting fight.

As for TUF 11, the plots continues to thicken...
Viva Hate- April 5, 2010 at 6:06 am
Interesting interesting, speculate speculate speculate!

I think all the drama has made this site even more interesting and this fight was already going to be great. I think Thiago takes this fight, he has something to prove after his last loss and will be insanely motivated for this fight.
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