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Phil Baroni forced out of BKFC 12 main event, Thiago Alves receives new opponent

Harry Kettle - September 4, 2020

Julian Lane has stepped in to fight Thiago Alves in the main event of BKFC 12 after veteran Phil Baroni dropped out. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship continues to serve as the leading promotion for bare knuckle combat, and at their upcoming September 11th show, they’re hoping to really cement their return with an event that blows fans away.

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Thiago Alves vs. Phil Baroni, Hector Lombard vs. Kendall Grove booked for BKFC card

Adam Martin - July 28, 2020

Thiago Alves vs. Phil Baroni and Hector Lombard vs. Kendall Grove are among the new fights added to a Bare Knuckle FC event this fall. BKFC 13 is set to take place on September 19 and the card will feature a pair of high-profile fights on it featuring a foursome of former UFC fighters in Alves, Baroni, Lombard, and Grove. Cage Warriors FC announcer Brad Wharton was the first to reveal the matchups on his Twitter. Check them out below.

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Thiago Alves explains decision to sign with BKFC

Tom Taylor - January 23, 2020

After 14 years and 27 fights with the UFC, Thiago Alves found himself longing for a fresh start. So, when the promotion offered him a new deal after a pair of losses to Laureano Staropoli and Tim Means, he respectfully declined, and signed an exclusive contract with upstart bare knuckle promotion Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) instead. “I’ve been in MMA for such a long time, I’ve been with the UFC for such a long time,” Alves told hours after his signing with BKFC was announced. “I’m excited for a new stage. Anything new at this stage in my life is super exciting. I’ve been following BKFC for a little bit now, and I think it’s savage.

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Former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves signs with BKFC

Tom Taylor - January 22, 2020

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves is dropping his gloves and heading to the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) ring. News of Alves’ move to BKFC was first reported by MMA Fighting, who spoke to the promotion’s president David Feldman.

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EXCLUSIVE | Max Griffin is fired up for his UFC Fortaleza fight with Thiago Alves

Cole Shelton - January 28, 2019

UFC Fortaleza is just days away, and the card is looking like a good one. On the card will be former UFC welterweight title challenger, Thiago Alves taking on Max Griffin. For Griffin, this is the kind of fight he wants after losing his last fight to Curtis Millender.

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UFC Moscow Results: Alexey Kunchenko defeats Thiago Alves (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - September 15, 2018

A welterweight bout featuring former division title challenger Thiago Alves taking on Alexey Kunchenko kicked off today’s UFC Fight Night 136 main card from Moscow. Thiago Alves is coming off a knockout loss to Curtis Millender in his most recent octagon appearance this past February in Austin, Texas. Prior to the setback, Alves had defeated Patrick Cote via decision at UFC 210 in Buffalo.

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Welterweight veteran Thiago Alves promises his "best is yet to come" after tough KO loss

Tom Taylor - February 21, 2018

Last Sunday, on the undercard of the UFC’s exciting stop in Austin, Texas, former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves returned to the cage for the first time since April of 2017. Regrettably, this return to action went disastrously, as he was knocked out by his debuting opponent Curtis Millender in the second round. Despite this tough loss, Alves seems to be in good spirits. On Tuesday, the Brazilian veteran took to Instagram to issue a statement on this defeat, in which he assured his fans that the best is yet to come.

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UFC Fight Night Austin Results: Curtis Millender KO's Thiago Alves (Video)

Chris Taylor - February 18, 2018

UFC Fight Night Austin Results: Curtis Millender KO’s Thiago Alves A welterweight scrap between former title challenger Thiago Alves and Curtis Millender took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night Austin main card.

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Thiago Alves Is Out of The Fight With Mike Perry at UFC Pittsburgh

Justin Golightly - September 13, 2017

This weekend, UFC Pittburgh goes down with a collection of some scrappy fights headlined by Luke Rockhold and David Branch. Unfortunately, there will be one less fight we can look forward to. Thiago Alves had to pull out of his fight with Mike Perry according to MMA Fighting. Right now the reasons are undisclosed, however Alves does live in Florida and he and his family could have been affected by the storm. This was something Perry was worried about, so he left a week earlier as a resident of Florida himself. A recent update from Ariel Helwani seems to confirm it was storm related complications. For those wondering about Thiago Alves, I’m told he was stranded due to Irma. Decided against leaving early to stay with his wife and child.

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Thiago Alves responds to "Platinum" Mike Perry's callout

Tom Taylor - May 17, 2017

Last month, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, hard-hitting welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry authored one of the most violent knockouts in recent memory, flatlining Jake Ellenberger with a slicing, second round elbow. In the wake of this career changing win, Perry used his elevated station to call out several of the welterweight division’s top players, including one-time welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves.

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'Platinum' Mike Perry lists Thiago Alves, several ranked welterweights as possible next opponents

Tom Taylor - April 27, 2017

Last weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, rising welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry scored a veritable knockout of the year contender over the veteran Jake Ellenberger. This win – which marks his first over a ranked UFC welterweight – sets him up for more big tests inside the UFC welterweight division. He’s got some ideas to that end.

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UFC 210 Results: Thiago Alves defeats Patrick Cote (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - April 8, 2017

UFC 210 Results: Thiago Alves defeats Patrick Cote A welterweight scrap between veterans Thiago Alves and Patrick Cote took place on tonight’s UFC 210 main card in Buffalo, New York.

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Thiago Alves Misses Weight for Planned Lightweight Debut

Tom Taylor - November 11, 2016

Former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves has spent the last few years realizing hot-and-cold success at welterweight. After a savage, 2015 TKO loss to Carlos Condit, the dangerous Brazilian striker opted to head south in search of greener pastures at lightweight. Originally, Alves’ planned lightweight debut was expected to pit him against New York’s Al Iaquinta in the featured Fight Pass prelim of UFC 205. When Iaquinta retired from mixed martial arts to focus on a burgeoning real estate career, however, Alves was forced to shift his focus to a replacement opponent in lightweight veteran Jim Miller.

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Thiago Alves vs. Jim Miller announced as headlining bout for UFC 205 Fight Pass prelims

bjpenndotcom - October 27, 2016

Thiago Alves will not only remain on the UFC 205 card after his original opponent Al Iaquinta dropped out, he will now be headlining the Fight Pass prelims of the UFC’s epic first-ever card in New York City. Alves will now take on Jersey boy Jim Miller according to the UFC’s Fight Pass Twitter page:

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Thiago Alves is back on UFC 205

bjpenndotcom - September 19, 2016

Thiago Alves is back on UFC 205 according to ‘The Pitbull’ himself. Alves tweeted that he had a replacement following Al Iaquinta pulling out after a contract dispute, and sources are saying it’s none other than Jim Miller. MMA insider Dizz followed up on Alves’ tweet on Monday with news of Miller stepping in to face ‘The Pitbull’ at UFC 205.

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Thiago Alves vs Al Iaquinta scheduled for UFC 205 in NYC

bjpenndotcom - September 6, 2016

Al Iaquinta is the second high-profile New Yorker to finally get a fight in his hometown. Amid rumors of fellow Long Islander Chris Weidman taking on Yoel Romero at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden, MMA Fighting reported on late Tuesday that Iaquinta is now set to fight on the card as well, against former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves.


VIDEO | Thiago Alves looking to drop down to lightweight

bjpenndotcom - May 3, 2016 At one point in time, Thiago Alves was regarded as one of the top welterweights in the UFC. With explosive knockout power to go along with elite level Muay Thai technique, Alves went on a 7-fight win streak that saw him finish 5 of those opponents. The win streak earned Alves a crack at Georges St-Pierre’s welterweight championship at UFC 100. Ultimately, Alves lost the fight via decision, which sparked a bit of a skid in which he went just 4-4 over the course of his next 8 fights, including his recent TKO loss to Carlos Condit.