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Former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves says next fight will be at lightweight

Once scolded for his inability to consistently drop down to the welterweight limit, Thiago Alves is apparently going down even further to lightweight.

According to Alves (21-10 MMA, 14-6 UFC), who challenged former 170-pound champion Georges St-Pierre for the title at UFC 100 in July 2009, his next fight will take place at 155 pounds. 254 more words


RFA 35's Thiago Alves hopes to distinguish himself from that other Thiago Alves

Thiago Alves Cavalcante Rodrigues has been mistaken for former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves but at RFA 35, he wants to make people know he’s his own fighter. 496 more words


Picking a Fight: Benson Henderson not looking for handouts on latest title run

Benson Henderson isn’t wasting anymore time.

At 32, the clock is ticking differently for the former UFC lightweight champion who recently made the move up to welterweight in pursuit of his second run at divisional supremacy inside the Octagon. 567 more words

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Did You Get A Kick Out of UFC 193?

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Oh dear, were my predictions wrong… Not only did I pull a dismal 2 out of 5, but I was also wrong… 972 more words

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Benson Henderson vs. Jorge Masvidal possible as new UFC Fight Night 79 headliner

It appears Jorge Masvidal may get the opportunity to headline his first UFC event.

Following a rib injury suffered by Thiago Alves (21-10 MMA, 13-7 UFC), former lightweight champion Benson Henderson (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) is… 338 more words


Thiago Alves out vs. Benson Henderson in UFC Fight Night 79 main event

UFC welterweight Thiago Alves (21-10 MMA, 13-7 UFC) has sustained a broken rib and is unable to fight Benson Henderson (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 79, according to a source close to Alves and a UFC official. 310 more words