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Thiago Alves Breaks Down Poirier’s Calf Kicks Against McGregor

Thiago Alves was a key part in Dustin Poirier's win over Conor McGregor at UFC 257. Early on in the fight, McGregor started out strong and landed a big left hand that stunned Poirier. Yet, "The Diamond" kept to his game plan of going after McGregor's leg and it eventually...

Gunnar Nelson vs. Thiago Alves Announced for UFC on ESPN+ 18

The UFC has announced a welterweight bout for UFC on ESPN+ 18 scheduled for September 28, with Gunnar Nelson takes on Thiago Alves. Gunnar Nelson (17-4-1) has lost two of his last three bouts, with the first of the losses coming to Santiago Ponzinibbio in 2017 and the second loss coming at...

Max Griffin Vows to Never Fight in Brazil Again: “I Got Robbed”

During the UFC Fortaleza prelims, Max Griffin and Thiago Alves took part in a highly competitive back-and-forth contest in front of a very partisan audience. Max Griffin walked away from the fight the loser and with a conviction that the audience were not the only people in attendance who...

Thiago Alves Targeting ESPN+ 2 Return In February

It looks like a welterweight match-up is in the works for the UFC's February ESPN+ 2 card in Brazil. The show will go down from the Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil on February 2, 2019. Per a report from MMA Junkie, the UFC is targetting a...

UFC Moscow Highlights: Kunchenko Earns Decision Over Alves (Video)

Alexey Kunchenko had a successful Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut. Kunchenko went one-on-one with Thiago Alves in the opening main card bout on the UFC Moscow card. Alves had some success with the leg kicks, but Kunchenko ended up landing more strikes. He sealed the deal in the third round...

Thiago Alves Meets Promotional Newcomer at UFC Moscow

Thiago Alves has his next fight booked as it was revealed by Brazilian news outlet Combate that the former title contender is slated to fight promotional newcomer Alexey Kunchenko at the upcoming UFC Moscow (also known as UFC Fight Night 136) event. Alves (22-12) is looking to get another...

Curtis Millender Picks Up Impressive Stoppage Victory Over Thiago Alves

Round 1: Millender starts things off with a leg kick. He keeps the pressure on and throws some nice combinations but nothing of significance lands. Alves tries to come in hard but eats a big shot from Millender. He comes back up but falls again after a heavy shot. Alves...
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UFC Fight Night 124 Loses Zak Cummings to Injury

Sunday's UFC Fight Night 124 event has lost a bout, as Zak Cummings was forced out with an injury Friday night. Cummings was expected to meet Thiago Alves in a fight scheduled to air on FOX Sports 1 as part of the prelims. Due to the event being in two...

Mike Perry Berates Thiago Alves for UFC Pittsburgh Pullout

"Platinum" Mike Perry was hoping to add a former UFC welterweight contender to his list of victims last weekend in Thiago Alves, only for the Brazilian to withdraw just a matter of days before the fight Speaking on the Five Rounds podcast, Perry criticized Alves' 'excuse'. "Platinum" accused Alves of 'ducking him',...
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Hurricane Irma Reason Behind Thiago Alves not Fighting at UFC Fight Night 116

Originally, Thiago Alves believed he could ride out Hurricane Irma, hop on a plane and fight Mike Perry this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 116. But after going through the disaster with his family in Florida, the former UFC title contender realized there was no chance he could fight....

Thiago Alves Removed From UFC Fight Night 116 Bout With Mike Perry

Thiago Alves is off the UFC Fight Night 116 card. This Saturday night (Sept. 16), UFC Fight Night 116 takes place inside the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The main event features middleweights Luke Rockhold and David Branch. Alves was scheduled to take on Mike Perry on the main card,...
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Thiago Alves Will ‘Stay With Family’ While Hurricane Irma hits Florida

Thiago Alves has a fight scheduled next Saturday night in Pittsburgh at UFC Fight Night 116 against Mike Perry. But Alves isn't leaving his Florida-based home early to get to the event despite Hurricane Irma bearing down. "(The hurricane) is going west, so things are getting better," Alves told MMA Fighting....

UFC Welterweight Thiago Alves is Now a Coach at American Top Team

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight Thiago Alves is ready to split duties between fighting and coaching. A mainstay at American Top Team (ATT), Alves is now a coach at the Coconut Creek gym. Alves is set to take on Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 116 on Sept. 16. The...

Mike Perry vs. Thiago Alves Set For UFC 215 on August 19

"Platinum" has got a date with a "Pitbull." Mike Perry and Thiago Alves are on a collision course for UFC 215 on August 19. MMAFighting.com brought word of the bout today (June 9). The event is likely to take place in Seattle, but it should be noted that a location...

Thiago Alves Says he Has What it Takes to Reach Contender Status Again

Thiago Alves feels he's a threat to any welterweight as long as he's active. Alves is coming off a solid performance against Patrick Cote this past Saturday night (April 8). The "Pitbull" earned a unanimous decision victory over "The Predator" and improved his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) record to...