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Well, it was fun while it lasted.
Same old, same old.
Former welterweight number one contender, Thiago Alves, who returned to the Octagon earlier this year with a dominant unanimous decision win over the gritty Seth Baczynski at UFC on FOX 11, has once again been injured and forced to withdraw from an event.
"Pitbull" hurt his knee, according to MMA Junkie, but will not require surgery.
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Thiago Alves' latest injury means Jordan Mein now fights Brandon Thatch in August at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos.
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The injury bug strikes again.
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Two struggling welterweights will throw hands on FOX Sports 1 this fall in Brazil.
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Mike Rhodes is injured, and according to a report, the UFC has brought back long time MMA vet Joe Riggs to step in.
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Nostalgia act!
Joe Riggs and Andrei Arlovski are sharing a UFC card for the first time since UFC 55 back in 2005.
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