Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story booked for UFC 130

by Mike Chiappetta | source:

Thiago Alves and Rick Story are set to do battle during the upcoming UFC 130 event in Las Vegas after the UFC made the bout official on Saturday.

The welterweight scrap is expected to be on the main card of the event, which will take place on May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight features a respected veteran trying to claw his way back into the title picture against a young upstart trying to crack the top 10.

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NorthFromHere site profile image  

2/20/11 3:49 PM by NorthFromHere

Like who (who Alves hasn't fought yet)? Story is a beast.

NarlyPersianDude site profile image  

2/20/11 3:25 PM by NarlyPersianDude

mark my words, nobody desroys Story, Alves may beat him but it will be a dog fight, how many of Rick Story's fights have you seen, I lean Alves but in a real close dec win.Guess we will find out :) which is the beauty of mma

glupe site profile image  

2/20/11 3:18 PM by glupe

IMO, i'd rather see Alves fight tougher competition.

glupe site profile image  

2/20/11 3:16 PM by glupe

stepping stone for alves.

BzGrappla site profile image  

2/20/11 3:15 PM by BzGrappla

easy win for alves

NorthFromHere site profile image  

2/20/11 2:31 PM by NorthFromHere

Wow, these are the fights is why I love the UFC WW div

MMApostle site profile image  

2/20/11 2:29 PM by MMApostle

With Alves' improved cardio he's going to be extremely hard to beat

HokieFighter site profile image  

2/20/11 2:28 PM by HokieFighter


TheBeebs site profile image  

2/20/11 11:03 AM by TheBeebs

I call Story for the upset here. Even though he's a decision machine, i think they're both goin for it early. Rd 1 by KO.

KingstonHawke site profile image  

2/20/11 10:28 AM by KingstonHawke

Good oppurtunity for Rick Story... to die lol. He is sooo not ready for Alves. Alves is better then the fighter he's lost to aleady (Hathaway). I like Story, so hopefully he pulls a Tito, and someone like Condit can take the ass-whoopin in his place :)