A welterweight matchup between Paulo Thiago and newcomer Jacob Volkmann has been added to the upcoming UFC 106 card on November 21 in Las Vegas, according to Terra.
Thiago (11-1) had been scheduled to fight Thiago Alves at UFC 107, but was pulled from the matchup in favor of having Alves rematch Jon Fitch at the December 19 event in Memphis and will instead return to action next month. He made a splash in his UFC debut with a first-round knockout of Josh Koscheck in February, but dropped the first fight of his career to Jon Fitch in July at UFC 100.
Volkmann (9-0), who trains at Minnesota Martial Arts Academy alongside Brock Lesnar and Sean Sherk, improved to 9-0 in May with a first-round submission of Kevin Knabjian at Bellator 6.
UFC 106 is headlined by heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin and also includes Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin and Luiz Cane vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Stay tuned to MMAFrenzy.com for complete UFC 106 coverage.
Pictured: Paulo Thiago