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Matt Hughes vs. Thiago Alves UFC 85 fight for main event confirmed

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Posted by Darnok

I kinda feel sorry for Matt if he wins this one. Because then he will beat Serra and then what does he do. Retire? As the second best WW. Kinda reminds me of Franklin.



If he does retire after he beats them both, then he'll still be be considered one of if not "the" most dominant WW of all time. Remember that when Hughes was in his prime he beat GSP. Now he's not and GSP is. He knows he can't beat GSP now, so if not why not go out with two impressive victories?

Franklin and Silva are the same age, so there is no doubt that Silva is just all around better.

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Post #16   4/25/08 3:51:14PM   

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Wow! This is awesome. Alves has to set the pace(standing) in the 1st or it will be a repeat of Fitch Alves. I think he can TKO Hughes but will he? This is great!

Post #17   4/25/08 3:53:42PM   

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Sweet. I hope Hughes wins, but Alves is a tough dude. Should be a measuring stick for Alves to see how close he is to being a contender.

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Posted by Darnok

I kinda feel sorry for Matt if he wins this one. Because then he will beat Serra and then what does he do. Retire? As the second best WW. Kinda reminds me of Franklin.



If he wins the last two matches of his career, I will not feel sorry for him at all...could've been worse, as people like Fitch and Koscheck would of been much worse matchups stylistically.

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Alves wins this by KO

Post #20   4/25/08 4:00:27PM   

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Thiago really kept his composure when Karo took him down and was able to get right back up. I see the same thing happening when he faces Hughes. Of course Hughes much stronger and tougher then Karo, but I see Thiago knocking Hughes out in the 2nd or taking it to a decision for a win.

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Props to Hughes and Alves for doing this for the FANS!

Post #22   4/25/08 4:14:43PM   

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good main event
i am glad hughes and alves stepped up i wish it were hughes vs karo though he will fight alves but not kos??

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Hughes doesn't strike me as the type of guy that would normally take a call, find out his opponent was Thiago Alves in a few weeks and be like sweet, I'm in.

So for him to do that makes me think he is totally jacked and refocused to make his final run in the UFC, which is exciting.

P.S.: I went to the H.I.T. Squad training facility last week to interview Kyle Watson for my college newspaper since he is headlining an MMA event here in Carbondale this weekend.

Anyways, Hughes wasn't there when I went, but Robbie Lawler was and I got a chance to talk to him and watch him train a little. He is in fantastic shape and expect a really great showing when he fights in May.

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Wow, this is awesome news!!

Great matchup as well. Hughes can't keep this one on the feet. That's a given. But, we'll see what Alves is made of on the ground if Hughes gets it there.

My advice to Hughes, watch out for those knees, get him to the mat, and do what you do.

My prediction, Hughes 2nd round submission.....kimura

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Kick Ass News!!!! Props are due!!! About the fight now does anyone think that Hughes will finally go back to his roots, or will he still be trying to get his highlight KO?? If so he is done...KOed in the first/early 2nd, if he goes to the ground he could definately GNP that ass in the 2nd....Hughes still gets Serra too!!!! NICE!! I would love for Alves to win this but if he does, and if Fitch beats GSP (not likely) then what....Alves v Fitch....hasn't that happened with Alves getting OWNED. Last year!!!

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WOW!!! Way to step it up!

Props to Hughes and Alves for taking this fight!

Post #27   4/25/08 5:36:25PM   

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i know that i as a fan appreciate this one.. i just said this the other day that it would be a great replacement.. honestly .. i like it better than the chuck fight...

hmm.. i'm unsure about this one though..
for now.. hughes in the second.. sub

Post #28   4/25/08 6:42:14PM   

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Dana White.....genius!

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i commend both of these fighter for taking the fight on short notice. That said........WAR THIAGO. I hope he breaks hughes jaw .

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