thought he was fighting Ellenberger
http://www.mmasucka.com/2010/03/alves-out-fitch-fighting-late-replacement/With Thiago Alves out of the Saturday bout with a brain abormality found in his CT Scan.
Just announced on Jon Fitch’s Facebook page…. I’ve got a fight. Ben stepped up, much respect!
Jon Fitch vs Ben Saunders
How will this fight go?
Confirmed.Hours after learning opponent Thiago Alves failed a CT scan and was scratched from the card, his opponent, Jon Fitch (21-3 MMA, 11-1 UFC), has agreed to replace Jake Ellenberger (22-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and fight Ben Saunders (8-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) on the UFC 111 pay-per-view main card.
Multiple sources today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the change to Saturday's card, which takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
A source told MMAjunkie.com said Saunders specifically asked for the new bout when Fitch became available.
Ellenberger has been promised his "show" and "win" money to make up for the UFC's last-minute switch, we're told.
An official announcement is expected any time now from the UFC.
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