MMAJunkie.com is reporting that Thiago Alves has been medically cleared to fight Jon Fitch at UFC 117 in August.
“Mr. Alves is medically cleared as of today to resume his career as a professional mixed martial artist in the UFC,” Nick Lembo of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board told MMAjunkie.com. “It is a pleasure to be able to clear Thiago and allow him to return to what he loves doing after all he has been through.”
Alves had underwent brain surgery just three months ago and had an angiogram in late May – a post-operation procedure that took several hours – with the results being better than expected.
Alves went under the knife to have an abnormality on the left side of his brain corrected after a pre-fight UFC 111 CT Scan revealed an “irregularity.”
UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen takes place on August 7, 2010 from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.