by Steven Marrocco – MMAWeekly.com
Former welterweight contender Thiago Alves will make his return to action at UFC 111 on March 27, 2010.
Alves suffered a PCL tear in training for a bout with Jon Fitch at UFC 107, but has recently begun training again, according to his representative, Malki Kawa of First Round Management.
An opponent for the American Top Team standout is not confirmed at this time.
Alves, 26, last appeared at UFC 100, where he lost a title bid against dominant champion Georges St-Pierre in a five-round war. Afterwards, he booked the fight with Fitch to avenge a 2006 loss to the American Kickboxing Academy fighter.
Kawa said Alves wants to get a rematch with St-Pierre as soon as possible. He’ll likely have to get a couple strong performances in first. Kawa could not confirm whether Fitch was the immediate opponent on the horizon.
St-Pierre heads UFC 111 in a title defense against popular British fighter Dan Hardy at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.