Last March, Thiago “The Pitbull” Alves was forced out of UFC 111 due to a brain “irregularity” and had to go under the knife to correct the problem. Alves has reportedly been cleared to fight in the UFC 117 rematch against Jon Fitch on August 7th in Oakland CA.

TMZ reported earlier today that Alves had a successful angiogram (an x-ray that looks at blood vessels in the body) yesterday and that his physician “is sending a letter to the New Jersey Boxing Commission declaring him physically fit to fight.”