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Alves vs. Howard Added to UFC 124 in Montreal December 11


(Rogan was right. That DOES look like a goat’s vagina.)

It looks like Mike Pierce won’t be getting the bone he wanted the UFC to throw him for earning his third Octagon appearance last weekend at UFC 118 against Amilcar Alves.

Yesterday Pierce called out Thiago Alves via Twitter and "The Pitbull" accepted the Washington native’s challenge, however the UFC had other plans for the American Top Team fighter who will now face John Howard at UFC 124 in Montreal on December 11.

The news was first reported by MMAJunkie this afternoon and we were able to confirm with a source close to Alves.

The fight may well be Alves’ last stab at remaining at welterweight after he failed to make weight for the second time in his UFC career, this time for an important number two contendership match-up with Jon Fitch at UFC 117 last month that would determine who was next in line for a shot at the winner of the Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck bout, which is also slated for the December 11 card.


Now Alves, who recovered from a life-threatening brain abnormality and corrective surgery and made it back to fight in the UFC in the past year, will try to rack up some wins at 170 or below to prove he belongs in the welterweight class and to earn another shot at UFC gold in the division.

Howard isn’t one to lay down and give someone a win, though so it should make for an entertaining scrap.

Losing for the first time in the UFC in August at the UFC Live on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko event against Jake Ellenberger,  he went an impressive 4-0 in his first four UFC fights against some tough opponents including Chris Wilson, Tamdan McCrory and Dennis Hallman.

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Miles- September 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm
Lol, after revisiting today, I completely admit my comment was douchey and incorrect as well; my apologies MR.

Jersey Shua- September 3, 2010 at 7:26 am
Alves needs to lay off the bench press. There's no reason to have a chest that thick as a fighter...unless you're Gina Carano, then I'm ok with it.
Viva Hate- September 3, 2010 at 5:54 am
Alves should probably start cutting weight right now in order to have a chance at making weight.
Shaky- September 3, 2010 at 1:48 am
Alves good lose some weight in those pecs. You don't need pecs that big unless you are thinking of benching your opponent
Danky4twanky- September 2, 2010 at 8:57 pm
C'mon miles, if ur gonna talk shit about the cp articles atleast make a valid point. You corrected some spelling while making yourself look like a complete douche nozzle. Oh yeah, alves comes in dehydrated again fosho.
Mike Russell- September 2, 2010 at 8:16 pm
Seriously, Miles. Do you read over what YOU write?
RwilsonR- September 2, 2010 at 7:31 pm
Fuck a Thiago Alves! ...and fuck a Anthony Johnson!

Unprofessional assholes. Make your weight class or get the fuck out! Thiago never should have been given his title shot at WW given how many of his key fights took place outside of WW.
Uncle Chubbs- September 2, 2010 at 7:18 pm
the weight class limit is 170. so he has to be at 170 or below to fight as a welterweight. below all the way down to 156.. it makes sense.
Bruce_Buffer- September 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm
Miles; better than you.
Miles- September 2, 2010 at 5:44 pm
The news was first reported by MMAJunkie this afternoon and we were able to confirm wil a source close to Alves.
- With?

Now Alves, who recovered from a life-threatening brain abnormality and corrective surgery and made it back to fight in the UFC in the past year, will try to rack up some wins at 170 or below to prove he belongs in the welterweight class and to earn another shot at UFC gold in the division.
- 170 or above? still wouldn't make complete sense, because if he was winning above 170 he wouldn't be proving he belongs in the welterweight class.

Sorry, I just can't help but noticing these things when I read stuff. I'm sure if you read it to yourself before posting you could fix these types of things, if you care
Bruce_Buffer- September 2, 2010 at 5:42 pm
Looking forward to this. Entertaining matchup.

Good opportunity for howard to beat a big name opponent, and a good opportunity for el pitból to prove his relevance.
Mike Russell- September 2, 2010 at 5:09 pm
 Pitbull cuts closer to 30 pounds. Most guys cut between 15-20.
Murdock- September 2, 2010 at 4:55 pm
Ever seen a pitbull fuck a goat before...
Merlin- September 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm
Hey Pitbull I want "Doomsday's" other front tooth ... Mmm(whistle)kay?

Just get your weight under control. No one can cut 20lbs before a fight and not expect to be effected by it.
Haven't we been though this before?
Damn Son say it with me 171 !
MoTropolis- September 2, 2010 at 4:35 pm
This is a tough rebound fight for Howard and I like it.
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