Georges St. Pierre Vs. Thiago Alves Likely For UFC 100 In July

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From MMAJunkie.com

As first reported by Yahoo! Sports in January, UFC President Dana White has confirmed that UFC 100 will take place in July in Las Vegas.

White confirmed the location of the historic event during an interview with Canadian radio network CKAC Sports 730-AM.

White also indicated UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (18-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) will be defending his title at the event.

St. Pierre last defended his title in decisive fashion over UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn (13-5-1 MMA, 9-4-1 UFC) in a rematch of their 2006 clash. Controversy centering upon the improper application of Vaseline by St. Pierre's cornermen to their fighter has since marred the results, and both champions have indicated they would be open to a third meeting.

Should that bout be arranged for UFC 100, top welterweight contender Thiago Alves (16-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and lightweight challenger Kenny Florian (11-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) would both be forced to wait for their well-deserved title shots.

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