I'm pretty shocked by the posts in this thread. Matt Brown sucks. He's a journeyman fighter who will always be middle of the road.
Thiago Alves was once the #1 contender. He dominated Josh Koscheck & Matt Hughes who are both far better fighters than Matt Brown will ever be.
Now those wins were 5 years ago & Thiago hasn't been very active lately. Even so, he's only lost to top Welterweights (GSP, Fitch, Kampmann) with the exception of Rick Story. Many forget though that Story does have a win over Johny Hendricks, so even that's not a horrible loss.
The point is, that even if Alves has fallen off, more than likely he's still a hell of a lot better than Matt Brown, who was barely .500 at the end of 2010. Since then Brown's beaten absolutely no one of relevance. He's entertaining so Dana keeps giving him fights against other guys at the bottom of the roster.
Brown is a decent brawler, but Alves is a much more skilled & powerful striker. The Pitbull wins this in brutal fashion.
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Recent records aside, this is the best fighter and biggest fight Brown has had. He is still taking a step up in competition over the guys he has beaten on his winning streak.It's an exciting matchup but I don't know how much sense it actually makes.
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Big fan of both but you're crazy if you think brown wins this. Thiago has some of the best muay thai in the division. Only person to outstrike him was Gsp and that was due to the threat of the td, which matt doesn't have.
1 month ago... everyone was saying Brown had no chance again Mein.
If Thiago loses this fight he's done, hopefully he comes on weight and is ready to bash. He's very capable of knocking Brown out cold. Would love to see him win via de liver shot.
i've been wonderin where the hell thiago alves has been. this fight is fuckin awesome. this will be matt brown's third fight on fox so if he wins, it's conceivable that he would/could get a title shot as even casual fans would have an idea who he is.
i want brown to win, then again, i'd hate to see alves lose as ufc would probably cut him knowing them.
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