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Winner of UFC 117’s Alves vs. Fitch guaranteed welterweight title shot

The outcome of the upcoming welterweight clash between Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves during this weekend’s upcoming UFC 117 event juts became a little more relevant.

UFC President Dana White announced today that the winner of the bout would be granted a title shot during the pre-UFC 117 press conference at the Hilton San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel in California.

UFC 117 is set for Saturday evening from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

The winner of the bout between Alves and Fitch will face the winner of an upcoming welterweight title fight between champion Georges St Pierre and Josh Koscheck. Both of who are currently filming TUF 12.

Koscheck and Fitch are fellow training partners out of the San Jose based American Kickboxing Academy.

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