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Jon Fitch Confirms Bout With Thiago Alves At UFC 117

The rematch between Thiago Alves and Jon Fitch that was supposed to take place at UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy, then again for UFC 115 on June 12th, has once again been been rescheduled for UFC 117. Fitch confirmed the date on his Twitter:

“I’m fighting, fighting… back, back… in Cali, Cali… Do you all think I should shave my head or keep growing my hair out for my fight in Aug.?”

Alves is a month removed from having successful surgery to repair a brain “irregularity” that doctors discovered during a UFC 111 pre-fight CT Scan. The Brazilian was expected to be out about three weeks, however made a fairly quick recovery and was practicing lightly just before the due date.

UFC 117 is expected to take place August 7th inside the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Here are the bouts rumored for the pay-per-view broadcast:

Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida
Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves
Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva (UFC Middleweight Championship)