by MMAWeekly.com Staff
In an ironic sort of round robin, Paulo Thiago has been removed from UFC 107 to face newcomer Jacob Volkmann on Nov. 21 at UFC 106.
Initially reported by Fighters Only, MMAWeekly.com confirmed verbal agreements to the bout with sources close to the fighters.
Thiago (11-1) was originally slated to face Thiago Alves at UFC 107, with Jon Fitch fighting Ricardo Almeida at UFC 106. Almeida had to withdraw due to a knee injury, at which point UFC officials moved Fitch into Thiago’s spot to fight Alves at UFC 107, and now putting Thiago at UFC 106 with Volkmann.
Thiago is 1-1 in Ultimate Fighting Championship action. His only loss came in his last bout, ironically enough to Fitch.
Volkmann (9-0) fights out of the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy, home to UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and former lightweight champion Sean Sherk.