Thiago Alves vs. Matt Brown booked for UFC on FOX Sports

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Matt Brown is currently riding a five bout win streak in the UFC’s stacked welterweight division, and now may face his stiffest test to date versus former number one contender Thiago Alves. It will have been almost 18 months since his last fight when Alves steps into the Octagon in Boston. The bout was first reported by

The UFC’s much-discussed debut card on the soon-to-be launched FOX Sports 1 channel appears to have its first fight.

Welterweights Matt Brown (17-11) and Thiago Alves (19-9) have verbally agreed to fight on the Aug. 17 card in Boston, sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed with Saturday. The fighters have yet to sign bout agreements, according to those same sources.

It is unclear at this time whether the fight will take place on the main card, however, it’s important to note that Brown’s last two fights have aired on FOX.

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