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Thiago Alves expects to see action in May

Fresh off a hard-fought win over John Howard at UFC 124 earlier this month, and a successful weigh-in beforehand, Thiago Alves appears ready to return to the Octagon and anticipates doing so this May against an unnamed opponent.

Alves mentioned the expected bout on Twitter, adding that he didn’t know who he would be facing but that it didn’t matter because “he’s going down”.

The American Top Team-trained striker had dropped two decisions prior to his win in Montreal, including a title-shot to Georges St. Pierre and follow-up fight with “Top 3” welterweight Jon Fitch. Alves improved his record to 18-7 with the win including successful performances against Josh Koscheck, Matt Hughes, and Chris Lytle.

According to a report on MMAWeekly, one potential in-ring adversary for the 27-year old is Rick Story with a targeted date of May 28 in Las Vegas. Story is 12-3 with wins in eleven of his last twelve bouts including the last five times he’s stepped into the cage. Though Alves will represent the highest-profile opponent Story has encountered in the Octagon, he has had his hands raised against a number of notable competitors such as Dustin Hazelett, Johny Hendricks, and Jake Ellenberger.

  • stone says:

    PENN! Nuff said

  • MCM says:

    I like Story. I also like Condit, even if he loses to Lytle it would still be a good match up.

    Merry Christ-MMAs everybody!


    If it’s Story-I actually see that up and coming beast of a fighter taking out Alves by the third


    I seriously hope steroids is not as prevalent as most people think concerning proffesional sports-I am 5′ 11″ and 220 and have never used any roids-been to prison-jail and job corps and have never felt the need to take a shortcut-If Alves or Story are using any Roids whatsoever-please stop-you guys will be just as exciting without them-I just had a bad feeling when this matchup came up


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