While countless fans along with UFC President Dana White had been licking their chops at the prospect of a potential battle between Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck, it looks like a showdown between the fellow AKA teammates will have to wait – for now- as a bout between Fitch and Thiago Alves is now slated for UFC 115 in Canada.
White recently confirmed the bout via his Twitter account:
ALVES vs FITCH in vancouver!!!!!!
The pair had previously been expected to go at it in a highly anticipated rematch targeted for UFC 111 before an irregularity in the brain of Alves discovered in the days leading up to the event caused the bout to be scrapped, with Thiago being replaced by Ben Saunders. Fitch won the UFC 111 bout via unanimious decision utilizing a superior wrestling arsenal.
Fitch finished Alves via TKO in the pair’s first meeting held nearly four years ago in June of 2006.
Fitch will be coming into the fight on a four-fight win streak in the UFC, while Alves will be looking to rebound from a UFC 100 title defeat at the hands of Georges St. Pierre.
UFC 115 will take place on June 12 from Vancouver.