Coming off the unfortunate news of Thiago Alves being pulled from his fight against Jon Fitch due to “Brain irregularity” found in a CAT scan. Dana White has just told TMZ.com that Ben Saunders will replace Alves for the bout.
If Fitch (21-3) can pull off a win, White says he will next in line for the title shot. This would not be Fitch’s first shot at the title as he lost to current Welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre back in August 2008 by unanimous decision.
Saunder’s (8-1-2) is coming off a win by KO (knees) against UFC notable Marcus Davis.