Thiago Alves is known as a bigger welterweight, and as such, has had his problems in the past making weight, missing it on several times. Yesterday was no problem for him though, weighing in officially at 170.5 lbs. for his main event bout versus Martin Kampmann.
What's more shocking than Alves making weight is that his diet coach, Mike Dolce, tweeted 3 hours after the weigh-in that his fighter was now 197.6 lbs, a full 27.1 lbs. heavier than his weigh in amount.
Weight cutting can be considered an advantage, as the more you cut and gain, the bigger and stronger you could be than your opponent, but often you may lose an advantage in your cardio performance. It'll be interested to see how it effects Alves tonight.
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