Thiago Alves vs. Paulo Thiago in the works for December's UFC 107 in Tennessee

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jae_1833
8/20/09 5:15:49PM
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In a bout sure to cause some commentating confusion, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the event that Paulo Thiago (11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Thiago Alves (16-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet at UFC 107 in December.
Khaos
8/20/09 5:18:17PM
Sounds like a great fight, I think Alvews wins this fight, only if he finishes Paulo in the 1st or 2nd round. If it goes to the 3rd or the distance, I think Paulo Thiago wins.
Hendo67
8/20/09 5:24:57PM
Alves by KO early
jae_1833
8/20/09 5:30:39PM
Easy win, rebound fight. Paulo Thiago got lucky vs Kos IMO. Alves proved that he has what it takes to go into deep rounds, he made GSP go to decision for gods sake!
StorminYourman
8/20/09 5:41:26PM
I got Thiago on this one.















(cricket sounds)

ok neg prop me on this bad joke
seanfu
8/20/09 5:42:34PM
I don't get it, he's 24 I think, and lost only 1 fight. The UFC must either hate this guy or try to sacrifice his name to Alves and bring him back up the ladder later?
Shadymlm
8/20/09 5:44:01PM
Good fight, but I'd rather see Kos get a rematch against Alves. too see how he would do with a full training camp rather then just stepping in. Or maybe even Alves/Fitch
postman
8/20/09 6:08:25PM
I thought Thiago was already tabbed for a fight did I miss something?

Edit : Never mind he lost to Fitch
kopower
8/20/09 6:31:19PM
I'm scratching my head on this one too. So Alves takes GSP to a decision and gets Paulo They must want to build him back up quick. I also agree with seanfu's comments about the ufc and what they are doing with Paulo. Totally confused with the whole situation
Wolfenstein
8/20/09 6:42:17PM
I don't like it. I think it's completely unfair to throw this up and comer against every top 5 WW in the division. I mean no one in the UFC has had to face as many high caliber opponents early on as Paulo has.
jocka
8/20/09 6:46:11PM
I feel bad for Paulo Thiago, this is not even going to be fare wow poor guy. The odds of this fight are going to be sick, I'll probably end up dropping money on Paulo just in case he pulls a KOS lol but i don't see it happening.
postman
8/20/09 6:46:37PM
He is into it. In the UFC magazine they said he was excited to fight Finch. I feel bad for these top guys who have to fight a unproven fighter who seems to be pretty good. They lose and there stock goes to the floor they win...."well he should have won who did he fight agian?"
nickcuc547
8/20/09 7:12:28PM
man they aren't taking it easy on paulo, he is turning into the joe daddy stevenson of the welterweight division in just a few fights.
jae_1833
8/20/09 7:22:13PM
Paulo T. rematching Kos makes no sense he's due to fight Trigg....but there are so many other guys that match up well with him it's sickening.
Ex Paulo: Dan Hardy, Marcus Davis, Chris Lytle.....
Ex Alves: Jon Fitch, Matt Serra, Dustin Hazelett

I think this Alves Paulo match is bad.
DCRage
8/20/09 7:26:25PM
I think I'll also take Thiago to win...now where oh where is Thiago Thiago? Surely there is one out there.
jae_1833
8/20/09 7:45:45PM
KingCreep
8/20/09 7:55:54PM
what a terrible matchup. with the variety in the division, surely they could've thought of a better matchup for both fighters. i can only see bad things for the loser and alves has MUCH more to lose imo. it just does not make sense for me and i'm not the least bit excited to see it.
gartface
8/20/09 9:08:24PM
Joe Rogan, guaranteed is going to have a slip up or two announcing this fight.

This is not a good fight for Paulo. He's going to get wrecked on the feet, and doesn't have the takedowns to get Alves down.
Rush
8/20/09 9:09:12PM
Man, they really don't want Thiago in the UFC do they.
Sinister
8/20/09 10:12:42PM
They really dont want to give Paulo an easy fight

Kos
Fitch
Alves

Thats a crazy way to start out
prozacnation1978
8/20/09 10:49:27PM
i feel bad for paulo
but not bad 3 ufc fights, 3 main cards
not many ufc fighters who are not stars can say that they started their ufc career like that
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