The cause of the cancellation was a failed prefight CT scan by Alves.
The fight was set to serve as a rematch of a 2007 fight which saw Fitch victorious.
The report comes from Yahoo! Sports who cite UFC president Dana White as the source of the unfortunate news.
Due to a lack of time, a replacement for Alves will not be possible. The UFC has instead promoted Kurt Pellegrino and Fabricio Camoes to the main card of this weekend’s pay-per-view broadcast according to MMAJunkie.com.
UFC 111 will take place Saturday, March 27 from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
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