It was reported earlier today by several sources that Thiago Alves has officially been medically cleared to fight Jon Fitch at UFC 117.

“Mr. Alves is medically cleared as of today to resume his┬ácareer as a professional mixed martial artist in the UFC,” Nick Lembo of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board told “It is a pleasure to be able to clear Thiago and allow him to return to what he loves doing after all he has been through.”

Just three short months ago, Alves underwent brain surgery to fix a connection abnormality and had a post-surgery angiogram in late May. Both went better than expected.