Before challenging George St-Pierre for the welterweight title at UFC 100, Thiago “Pitbull” Alves was riding a seven-fight winning streak. Before that, though, he was knocked out by Jon Fitch in 2006. He’s been hung up about it ever since, and will have a shot at revenge at UFC 117 this coming August 7.
“I’m going to hunt him down and knock him out. I know Fitch is trying to improve his game and become a more exciting fighter, but I don’t think he’ll do so against me. I’m going to push the pace and hurt him in every situation. I know he’s tough, but August 7 will be my night. I’m going to knock him out,” he said confidently, in an interview with Fighters Only magazine.
Check out the card:
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen
Ricardo Cachorrão vs Matt Hughes
Junior Cigano vs Roy Nelson
Thiago Pitbull vs Jon Fitch
Rafael dos Anjos vs Clay Guida
Tim Boetsch vs Thiago Silva
Dennis Hallman vs Ben Saunders
Dustin Hazelett vs Rick Story
Johny Hendricks vs Charlie Brenneman
Christian Morecraft vs Stefan Struve
Rodney Wallace vs Stanislav Nedkov