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Jon Fitch defeats Thiago Alves, coming for welterweight belt

Jon Fitch wins by unanimous decision over ‘The Pitbut’ Thiago Alves after dominating three rounds against a fatigued Alves. Fitch pulled off numerous takedowns quickly taking Alves’s back, with ease. This will be Fitch’s fifth win in the octagon.

President Dana White announced prior to the fight that the winner of the fight would be next in line for the title shot. Fitch will now fight the winner of Georges St. Pierre vs Josh Koscheck for the welterweight title.

Fitch’s last win was over Ben Saunders at UFC 111, where he beat Saunders via unanimous decision. Fitch’s current record is 23-3-1, with four of his wins coming by KO and five coming by submission.

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