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Thiago Alves Out of UFC 111 with Brain Irregularity

TMZ reports this bit of unfortunate news.

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…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.

Ben Saunders will fight Jon Fitch at UFC 111 according to MMA Junkie.

Multiple sources today confirmed with ( the change to Saturday’s card, which takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

A source told said Saunders specifically asked for the new bout when Fitch became available.

(Jake) Ellenberger has been promised his “show” and “win” money to make up for the UFC’s last-minute switch, we’re told.