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Diego Sanchez vs. Thiago Alves Will Not Take Place At UFC 89

Diego SanchezA rumored welterweight bout between 170-pound contenders Thiago Alves and Diego Sanchez tentatively scheduled for UFC 89 on October 18th in Birmingham, England will not take place on the card according to Dave Meltzer at

The Thiago Alves vs. Diego Sanchez match earmarked for 10/18 in Birmingham, England will not be taking place on the show.  The Thiago Silva vs. Lyoto Machida match announced yesterday was to take its place.  We don’t have an update yet on the status of Alves-Sanchez, other than the match has not been signed.

Middleweight contenders Michael Bisping and Chris Leben will clash in the UFC 89 main event and undefeated light heavyweights Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva will meet in the co-main event.

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