Fitch Remains on UFC 111 Card to Face Saunders

Thomas Gerbasi, UFC – Welterweight contender Jon Fitch will fight on Saturday night, as it has been announced that he will take on Ben Saunders on the UFC 111 card at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center.

Thomas Gerbasi, UFC – Welterweight contender Jon Fitch will fight on Saturday night, as it has been announced that he will take on Ben Saunders on the UFC 111 card at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center.

Silva wants rematch with Werdum after dispatching of Arlovski at Strikeforce St. Louis

After a two-fight stint in Japan, Strikeforce heavyweight contender
Antonio Silva’s return to the U.S. didn’t go exactly as planned.

The first and only EliteXC heavyweight champion, Silva dropped a close decision to fellow Brazilian Fabricio Werdum at this past November’s Strikeforce and M-1 Global co-promoted “Fedor vs. Rogers” event.

Now Silva is set to face former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski at May’s
“Strikeforce St. Louis: Heavy Artillery,” and “Bigfoot” says it’s his
shot at redemption.


After a two-fight stint in Japan, Strikeforce heavyweight contender
Antonio Silva’s return to the U.S. didn’t go exactly as planned.

The first and only EliteXC heavyweight champion, Silva dropped a close decision to fellow Brazilian Fabricio Werdum at this past November’s Strikeforce and M-1 Global co-promoted “Fedor vs. Rogers” event.

Now Silva is set to face former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski at May’s
“Strikeforce St. Louis: Heavy Artillery,” and “Bigfoot” says it’s his
shot at redemption.


Thiago Alves Out of UFC 111; Ben Saunders to Fight Jon Fitch?

Yahoo! Sports has been reporting that Thiago Alves was forced to withdraw from his fight this Saturday night against Jon Fitch.
Alves was apparently forced off the card due to a failed CAT scan.
Dana White is looking to get a second opinion as soon as possible.
If Alves is cleared, he will be available for UFC Fight Night 21 […]

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Thiago Alves Out of UFC 111; Ben Saunders to Fight Jon Fitch?

Yahoo! Sports has been reporting that Thiago Alves was forced to withdraw from his fight this Saturday night against Jon Fitch.
Alves was apparently forced off the card due to a failed CAT scan.
Dana White is looking to get a second opinion as soon as possible.
If Alves is cleared, he will be available for UFC Fight Night 21 […]

UFC Betting

Thiago Alves Out of UFC 111; Ben Saunders to Fight Jon Fitch?

Ben Saunders to Fight Jon Fitch at UFC 111

After the unfortunate confirmation that Thiago Alves wouldn’t be able to fight Jon Fitch Saturday, because he hasn’t been medically cleared to fight, that ‘ah sh-t’ news, was alleviated by the fact that it looks like the welterweight is going to be okay. Of course, the other dude to be most affected by this is […]

ben saunders

After the unfortunate confirmation that Thiago Alves wouldn’t be able to fight Jon Fitch Saturday, because he hasn’t been medically cleared to fight, that ‘ah sh-t’ news, was alleviated by the fact that it looks like the welterweight is going to be okay. Of course, the other dude to be most affected by this is Fitch, who likely trained his ass off for the extremely important rematch. All that work and no play?

Well according to follow up reports this AM, things are looking up for Fitch and his fans, as MMA Weekly and MMA Junkie are reporting that Ben Saunders has agreed to fight the highly regarded welterweight Saturday. Hallelujah! Saunders, like Alves, can slug it out, and his knees are clearly of the ‘do not clinch with this guy’ variety. It’s true that Saunders hasn’t taken out elite welterweights like Alves has (Josh Koscheck, Matt Hughes etc), but still, this should be a sweet match-up.

Now, of course, Saunders was scheduled to fight Jake Ellenberger at UFC 111, so it’s not like the former TUF competitor is stepping up without having had a full camp. So, does that mean Ellenberger ends up getting the royal shaft? According to the Junkie report, Ellenberger will receive his show and win money for getting tossed aside. We’re sure Ellenberger would have rather fought, of course, but getting paid to sit and watch the bouts Saturday isn’t such a raw deal. Sounds like heaven to us (minus the training camp, which we wouldn’t be able to continue after day one, of course).

UFC 111: Thiago Alves Out Due To Brain Irregularity UPDATED

According to numerous sources around the web it, appears as if the highly anticipated rematch between Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves is a no-go.
As reported by TMZ, a CT Scan has shown an irregularity in Alves’ brain; a matter that UFC President Dana White is taking very seriously.
White told TMZ that he will be flying […]

UFC Betting

UFC 111: Thiago Alves Out Due To Brain Irregularity UPDATED

According to numerous sources around the web it, appears as if the highly anticipated rematch between Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves is a no-go.
As reported by TMZ, a CT Scan has shown an irregularity in Alves’ brain; a matter that UFC President Dana White is taking very seriously.
White told TMZ that he will be flying […]

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UFC 111: Thiago Alves Out Due To Brain Irregularity UPDATED

Matt Hamill vs. Keith Jardine targeted for The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale

Light heavyweights Matt Hamill and Keith Jardine are targeted to meet at The Ultimate Fighter 11
Finale, MMAjunkie.com has learned.

Sources close to the situation said at least one fighter has formally
agreed to the fight and is expected to sign a bout agreement shortly.

Although not yet formally announced by the UFC, The Ultimate Fighter 11
Finale is expected to take place June 19 at the Palms Casino Resort in
Las Vegas. The event airs like on Spike TV and features the finalists of
the reality show’s 11th season as they fight for a UFC contract.


Light heavyweights Matt Hamill and Keith Jardine are targeted to meet at The Ultimate Fighter 11
Finale, MMAjunkie.com has learned.

Sources close to the situation said at least one fighter has formally
agreed to the fight and is expected to sign a bout agreement shortly.

Although not yet formally announced by the UFC, The Ultimate Fighter 11
Finale is expected to take place June 19 at the Palms Casino Resort in
Las Vegas. The event airs like on Spike TV and features the finalists of
the reality show’s 11th season as they fight for a UFC contract.