Thiago Alves puts on superior striking display in victory over Howard

by Damon Martin | source:

Alves looked disciplined and crisp for all three rounds, while also dropping Howard with a good punch in the third and final round. The judges saw the same thing and awarded the American Top Team fighter 30-27 scores across the board.

“I’m really, really happy. I worked really, really hard to get here today,” Alves professed after the fight. “John Howard’s a really tough guy, I liked the match-up since the beginning. I knew with the right training, the right preparation I could out scheme him for any game.”

The win puts Alves back on track after two losses and a pile of weight cutting problems. With Mike Dolce on his side and American Top Team in the gym, Alves will continue to be a force at 170lbs in the UFC.

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John "Doomsday" Howard Vs. Thiago "Pitbull" Alves
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name John Howard <a href=John Howard" src="" />
Height 5′ 7″ (170.18 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 14-5-0
Team Wai Kru
Name Thiago Alves <a href=Thiago Alves" src="" />
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 16-7-0
Team American Top Team

Thiago Alves def. John Howard via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


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UFCMMAFANATIC site profile image  

12/12/10 3:57 AM by UFCMMAFANATIC

love Alves Style he really looks great! Awesome kick boxing! very sharp and crisp, now everybody is reminding why we used to love Thiago Alves, IMO the most exiting fighter in his division, thanks for coming back, cant wait to see another cage fight with the Pit bull inside!hope the UFC puts together another stand up fight! Alves vs Fitch boring!!! why not Hardy? now that two bad MF!

FIGHTMAGNET site profile image  

12/12/10 2:30 AM by FIGHTMAGNET

Seemed as though Howard was a little outclassed tonight,only because Alves finally lived up to his potential.

Rafael135 site profile image  

12/11/10 11:08 PM by Rafael135

This fight would get my vote for fight of the night so far.

FLMikeATT site profile image  

12/11/10 10:55 PM by FLMikeATT

Alves/Condit would be awesome.

FreakDaddy site profile image  

12/11/10 10:53 PM by FreakDaddy

Maybe Alves V Condit could be next?

The Yellow Emperor site profile image  

12/11/10 10:46 PM by The Yellow Emperor

Who can Alves fight next then?Not GSP. I don't want to see rematches with Fitch or Kos just yet.Hardy is a pretty big name.

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

12/11/10 10:46 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

One sided. They pushed Howard hard but who has Howard beaten? Alves is top shelf and he fought like it tonight. Now Howard and Rumble can do their thing on a Fight Night and Alves-Fitch II will be coming.

orcus site profile image  

12/11/10 10:42 PM by orcus

Alves just had a big win, he should not be fighting Hardy, who is coming off back to back losses in which he got owned.

ZombieProphet site profile image  

12/11/10 10:41 PM by ZombieProphet


The Yellow Emperor site profile image  

12/11/10 10:41 PM by The Yellow Emperor

I'd like to see that too.