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lc87
03-17-2009, 04:04 AM
* A welterweight bout has been added to the upcoming UFC 100 show in Las Vegas as top five 170-pound contender Jon Fitch returns to action to face Brazilian Paulo Thiago. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight on Monday.
According to the sources, both fighters have agreed to the bout, but contracts for the fight have not been signed yet.
Fitch returns in July after a successful turn in his last fight, a win over Japanese fighter Akihiro Gono in January. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter currently sits at 9-1 in his UFC career with his lone loss coming by way of welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in August 2008.
The fight against Thiago will hold special interest for Fitch as the Brazilian made quite a debut in his first UFC fight knocking out fellow AKA fight team member Josh Koscheck at UFC 95 in February.
Thiago entered the bout with an undefeated record, but relatively unknown to most in the MMA world. He made his presence known with a stunning first round knockout over Koscheck, who has been a top contender in the division for sometime now.

It is unknown at this time if the bout between Fitch and Thiago will end up on the televised or preliminary portion of the pay-per-view card.

Man dana really hates fitch may not be on main card wtf. One loss and on undercards cause you make the pres mad.

rearnakedchoke
03-17-2009, 02:30 PM
well, as much as i like this fight, dana said that 100 was gonna be stacked ... so this fight may not garner the respect it deserves from the casual fan ... this is gonna be a good fight, fitch will maul him .. he is just a beast and thiago is too awkward to get into any fight plan against fitch

bj44
03-17-2009, 04:33 PM
good fight well see if thiago is a one hit wonder and it gives fitch a chance to avenge a teamates loss!!!!

Josh
03-17-2009, 05:04 PM
Fitch will absolutely ruin Thiago. No way he lands that big punch again and Fitch has a better chin anyway than Kos. Fitch has good sub defense too. I will be surprised if it takes Fitch more than two rounds to finish him.