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Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves set for UFC 111

jon fitchIt appears a welterweight rematch is in the works for Thiago Alves and Jon Fitch to meet again at UFC 111. The bout originally was slated for UFC 107 in December, but Alves was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury.

In a recent report by MMAJunkie.com, both fighters have verbally agreed to the match, though bout agreements have yet to be signed.

The two first met in June of 2006 at UFC Fight Night 5, in which Jon Fitch won in the second round by TKO. The win for Fitch was part of an astounding 16 fight win streak that eventually ended at the hands of welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Since that defeat, Fitch has won three consecutive against Akihiro Gono, Paulo Thiago, and Mike Pierce.

After falling short to Fitch the first go around, Alves went on a 7 fight winning streak of his own. During the span he won decisive victories over Chris Lytle, Karo Parisyan, Josh Koscheck, and former champion Matt Hughes. Alves, like Fitch, fell short in his title bid against St. Pierre at UFC 100, in which he lost by unanimous decision.

UFC 111 takes place March 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and is expected to be headlined by Georges St. Pierre defending his title against Dan Hardy.

10 COMMENTS
  • baldguy80 says:

    I don’t see the result being any different from the first match. Except that it will probably go to a decision… It has all the potential to be a really boring match!

  • Connor Cobain says:

    Oh my god! Really? I love most match ups but please put this in the Prelims so that Marcus Davis’s UFC 111 fight is aired. This is going to be a 3 round wrestling match headed by a decision win to Fitch.

  • KTru says:

    Fitch would make any fight boring but Thiago is a different/better fighter this time around. He hits harder than Pierce, in which Pierce was nailing Fitch regulaly in round 3.

    Alves TKO Rd 2

  • alves has grown a lot as a fighter since the first match. I see Alves winning this fight decisively. Alves did much better against GSP than fitch plus, fitch is not a finisher.
    This is going to a good fight. I think Alves win by TKO near the end of the second or mid 3rd.

  • nope says:

    Put this Fight on the Prelims? A rematch between #2 and #3 welterweight in the world and you want it on the Prelims? Rediculous.

    I know Fitch could be boring but im fired up for this fight.

  • redness says:

    Getting tickets to this one. I usally like to watch on TV but this card is shapeing up to be a killer.

  • Hope Thiago pulls this one out. If he can keep it on his feet I think hsi standup has imporved enough since their first meeting that he can pull it out.

  • nope says:

    This card is stacking up nicely.

    Some redemption for the last card they put on in Jersey…

    Two title fights plus Fitch Alves, ticket prices should be crazy high.

  • Jstew3785 says:

    I’m never excited to see Fitch fight but I am excited to see Alves. Either Alves KO’s him in the 2nd or Fitch will take him down and leg hump his way to victory.

  • robby says:

    i think this will be an awesome fight its not fitch fault his wrestling is so good his fight against gsp wasn’t boring. it takes two to make a fight, and i think alves will make this an entertaining fight

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