UFC welterweight fighter Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves seems very excited for a rematch fight against Jon Fitch on March 27th. Alves faced Fitch back in June of 2006 and lost to him via TKO (strikes) with 20 seconds left in the second round. Alves went on to win seven consecutive UFC bouts until he was stopped by UFC 170-pound champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 100.
Alves hasn’t fought since July of 2009 as he needed time to heal mentally before he agreed to step back into the cage. Eight months pass by and now Alves is focused and ready to redeem himself once again. His main objective? Avenge his loss to Fitch and work his way up to a rematch fight against Canadian superstar Georges ‘Rush’ St. Pierre.
From Thiago Alves:
“I’m thrilled and already prepared. I’ve been waiting for this fight for four years and now I got the chance for the revenge. I like revenges. It’s time to payback. I think I was too young when we fought. I wasn’t new in the sport but was in UFC. This American system of losing weight, everything else… Nowadays, I’m a totally different fighter. I learned a lot and I am more experienced and a much better fighter when it comes to standing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu… It couldn’t be a better time. I’m coming off a loss and I want to go back to the winners list. Beating Fitch, I will fight for the belt again. I want to take him on, and go after the belt, no matter who holds it. I think Saint Pierre is going to win but you never know. If it’s Dan Hardy, I’ll take the belt from him and get the revange with St. Pierre next.”