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Thiago Alves Will Undergo Minor Surgery, Expects Quick Return

Thiago AlvesUFC welterweight contender Thiago Alves, who was forced out of his UFC 111 rematch with Jon Fitch after irregularities were discovered in his brain earlier this week, will soon undergo minor surgery to correct the issue, but expects to be able to resume training in weeks and is targeting a May return.

Prior to a unanimous decision loss to welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre last July in his most-recent bout, Alves had won seven-straight since suffering a second-round TKO to Fitch in 2006, including wins over Karo Parisyan, Matt Hughes, and Josh Koscheck.

An opponent for his next bout has yet to be determined.

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