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Thiago Alves Pulled From UFC 111 was the first to break the news early Thursday morning that UFC welterweight Thiago Alves will be forced out of his rematch with Jon Fitch at UFC 111:

“UFC’s Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves will not fight at Saturday’s UFC 111, because a CAT Scan shows an irregularity in his brain … TMZ has learned.

Thiago was scheduled to rumble with Jon Fitch on Saturday — but a pre-fight CAT Scan revealed an irregularity — a source close to 26-year-old Pitbull tells TMZ the irregularity involves an artery in the brain.

UFC honcho Dana White tells TMZ he will fly Pitbull to a specialist for further evaluation. White says, ‘If it’s true, it can be career-ending.’

No one will replace Pitbull on Saturday. The headliner is Georges St- Pierre — ironically, the fighter who solidly beat Thiago in his last fight last July.”