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Thiago Alves vs. John Howard Targeted For UFC 124

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In this case it was not quite asketh & ye shall receiveth. Just one day after Thiago Alves welcomed a fight with Mike Pierce after being called out by Pierce for a fight at UFC 123, he winds up with John Howard at UFC 124 instead. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending.

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Post #1   9/2/10 5:44:24PM   

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Sweet sounds like a great match-up. Alves should be able to dipatch Howard in devastating fashion!!! WAR ALVES!!

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So I'm guessing Alves is getting to stay at WW, if he fought Pierce I think Pierce would beat Alves.

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A year ago there'd be absolutely no question to me: Alves ko/tko. But Howard keeps impressing and Alves keeps doing the opposite. I'll still go with Alves, but I wouldn't be that surprised if Howard pulls this one off.

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Good match up for montreal
I would give pierce a ellenburger next
Alves by ko

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dana should quit bitching about guys not making weight if hes just gonna let it fly all the time. first gabe ruediger gets to come back and now alves gets to stay at 170

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gonna be a sick fight

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This will be a WAR But Alves will win

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Great matchup, but I think alves had the better striking, and I thin kthat will be the deciding factor.

Alves by (T)KO

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Posted by CCPRIDE99

dana should quit bitching about guys not making weight if hes just gonna let it fly all the time. first gabe ruediger gets to come back and now alves gets to stay at 170


How is Gabe Ruediger relevant to this situation? He didn't make weight on the Ultimate Fighter show, but to the best of my knowledge he's made weight in his official UFC bouts. He was actually at 155 while Joe was at 156.

Thiago hopefully doesn't have any "injuries" leading into this fight that will prevent him from making weight. I would love to see John Howard stand and bang with Thiago, but I think if he doesn't stick and move and check leg kicks, he's going to get eaten alive.

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Posted by CCPRIDE99

dana should quit bitching about guys not making weight if hes just gonna let it fly all the time. first gabe ruediger gets to come back and now alves gets to stay at 170


How is Gabe Ruediger relevant to this situation? He didn't make weight on the Ultimate Fighter show, but to the best of my knowledge he's made weight in his official UFC bouts. He was actually at 155 while Joe was at 156.

Thiago hopefully doesn't have any "injuries" leading into this fight that will prevent him from making weight. I would love to see John Howard stand and bang with Thiago, but I think if he doesn't stick and move and check leg kicks, he's going to get eaten alive.



because gabe didnt make weight...

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Alves wont make weight for sure....

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Howard via split decision.

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Howard doesnt have the takedowns to take this to the ground, and on the feet he is going to get dissected.

Alves kia KO (Knee Explosion) on a weak chinned Howard.

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