Thiago Alves has failed to make weight for his welterweight fight with Jon Fitch. At the first attempt Alves weighed in half a pound over the maximum weight of 171 pounds. He was given two hours to lose the weight but was unable to. There had been talk all week that Alves was struggling to cut weight, with the former world title challenger not appearing at the public workouts on Wednesday due to needing the time to shed the extra pounds. Alves is no stranger to struggles with making weight, having weighed in above the welterweight limit for his fight with Matt Hughes at UFC 85. The twice delayed rematch with Fitch will go-head as a catchweight bout, with Alves fined 20% of his purse.
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