Thiago Alves vs Jon Fitch Confirmed for UFC 117, UFC Sign Dong-Yi Yang


MMA Junkie is reporting that the UFC has confirmed that Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch will be the co-main event of UFC 117. The fight between long-time welterweight contenders was meant to take place at UFC 111 but was cancelled at the last minute after the New Jersey State Athletic Commission suspended Alves after he failed a CT scan.

In other news, today the UFC announced that it has signed South Korean middleweight Dong-Yi Yang. The unbeaten fighter has secured all of his nine victories within the distance.

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