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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - by Damon Martin - MMAWeekly.com

Thiago Alves has undergone successful surgery needed to repair the brain anomaly that kept him out of his UFC 111 bout against Jon Fitch, and he hopes to return to training soon.

Alves' camp, American Top Team, confirmed the news on Wednesday stating that everything went perfect with the surgery, and his first comment after waking up was when he could train again.

Prior to his fight at UFC 111, Alves was forced out of the bout when a CAT scan revealed a potentially dangerous problem in the fighter's brain, and the commission would not allow him to compete.

Immediately following the prognosis, Alves saw specialists in New York and scheduled a surgery to repair the issue, which has now been completed with full success.

Over the weekend, Alves held a press conference in New York to confirm the issue, and stated he would undergo the surgery and hoped to return to action by May.

The surgery should keep Alves out of action and training for at least a few weeks, but then he can resume normal activities and schedule his next fight.

Good news. Looking forward to seeing him return. There are so many exciting fights for him in this division.

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This is a relief b/c I had no idea how serious whatever condition involving the artery in his brain was. I was afraid it might end his career, but it sounds like he'll be back to wrecking fools before too long.
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