Imagine this war... (yeah I know Alvarez fights at LW and Alves at WW, but this is a "what if" fight so just go with it)
Eddie Alvarez (15-1-0) vs Thiago Alves (16-3-0)
If you have any question about Alvarez's talent, watch his fights against Tatsuya Kawajiri and Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen from the Dream 5 LW Grand Prix
And Alves' performances against Hughes, Parisyan, and Koscheck
I'd have to give the edge in all respects to Alves, but I think this battle still warrants some major fireworks! I think it would be an all-out brawl standing, most likely not making it past the first round. Both fight at an unrelenting pace, almost as if watching in fast-forward. I'd say Alves takes this fight 70% of the time, but I'm curious to hear what all of you think.
Also, if any of you could post links Alvarez vs Kawajiri and/or Hansen and Alves vs Hughes and/or Parisyan I'd much appreciate it. Thanks.