Perhaps fearing that having more than one Thiago on the same card might simply be too much awesome for the universe to take, the UFC has pulled the Thiago Alves / Diego Sanchez fight from UFC 89 with Thiago Silva / Lyoto Machida “taking it’s place”. On a possibly related sidenote, UFC 90 was announced for October 25th in Chicago, and it wouldn’t surprise me if we saw Alves vs Sanchez moved over there.
Depending on your confidence in Thiago Silva’s abilities to ‘get shit done’, this might be taken as a pretty raw deal for all you UK fans. Alves vs Sanchez is one of those matchups that screams “Fight of the Year” at you. Machida on the other hand would only win “Fight of the Year” in ReverseLand, where everything is the exact opposite of what it should be. Poop smells like roses, candy tastes like asparagus … you get the idea.
(Oh, and I’m aware that there were two Thiagos at the last UFC UK show, but I’ve disowned Thiago Tavares from his first name for sucking.)