UFC Fight Night 116: Thiago Alves is Reportedly Off Saturday's Card

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He had been scheduled in a welterweight contest against "Platinum" Mike Perry. MMA Junkie reported the news, and note that the promotion are now looking for a replacement opponent to face Perry.

No reason was given for the withdrawal.

Alves was looking for his second win in a row after an impressive outing in his last fight where he handed Patrick Cote a unanimous decision loss in April. That fight marked his return to the welterweight division after a spell at lightweight. Prelims will be shown on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. He's a unsafe fight for anyone in the 170lb division, and the UFC may be hard pressed to find a short notice replacement to throw down with him. The main card will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1.

Speaking of winning streaks, Gillespie will put his undefeated 9-0 record on the line and shared with us how he went from a guy who didn't want to fight to fighting in MMA and participating in UFC Pittsburgh, Fight Night 116.

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