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Watch | Mike Perry mean mugs Thiago Alves in first faceoff ahead of BKFC: KnuckleMania 4

Harry Kettle - March 21, 2024

Mike Perry and Thiago Alves squared off in their first meeting before their main event showdown at BKFC: KnuckleMania 4. On April 27, Mike Perry and Thiago Alves will collide in a bare-knuckle boxing showdown that promises to be explosive. Both men are undefeated in BKFC, with Perry holding a 4-0 record and Alves being 2-0. Everyone knows about the star power that ‘Platinum’ possesses, but they also know that Alves serves as one of his biggest tests to date.

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Watch former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves unload low kicks on the boys from Back Breakers and Bites (Video)

Cole Shelton - April 19, 2023

Thiago Alves showed off his strong leg kicks during a recent sit-down with the boys from Back Breakers and Bites. Alves fought in the UFC from 2005 to 2019, competing against the who’s who of the welterweight division. That included a fight with Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight title, a bout that ‘Pitbull’ ultimately lost be unanimous decision at UFC 100. Throughout his career, Alves was known for his striking and heavy leg kicks, which he once again showcased following a recent interview with Back Breakers and Bites. Check out the video below:

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Thiago Alves no longer under contract with BKFC, eyes a return to MMA

Harry Kettle - May 24, 2022

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves is no longer under contract with BKFC as he eyes a return to mixed martial arts. Just a few months ago, Thiago Alves noted that he was interested in defending his BKFC middleweight championship against Mike Perry later this summer – perhaps as early as June. Alas, it doesn’t appear as if that’s going to happen, with an MMA return actually being more likely for Alves now at this stage of his career.

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BKFC champion Thiago Alves eyes summer title defense against Mike Perry

Harry Kettle - March 29, 2022

As per his manager, BKFC middleweight champion Thiago Alves is hoping to defend his belt against Mike Perry in June. While he may be known by many for his run in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Thiago Alves has had a solid start to life in bare-knuckle boxing. After defeating Julian Lane via split decision in September 2020, Alves proceeded to beat Ulysses Diaz due to a doctor stoppage last summer to become the inaugural middleweight title holder in BKFC.

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Conor McGregor could hear Thiago Alves encouraging Dustin Poirier to kicks his legs

Adam Martin - January 26, 2021

UFC superstar Conor McGregor says he could hear Thiago Alves in the corner of Dustin Poirier encouraging him to kick his legs. McGregor was knocked out by Poirier in the second round of their fight with punches, but all those nasty low kicks Poirier landed before the finishing blows contributed to the knockout. The Irishman’s mobility became severely limited from the low kicks and they directly contributed to the win. Poirier, of course, comes from American Top Team, where many fighters utilize leg kicks to great success. One of ATT’s most notorious low kickers was Alves, the former UFC welterweight who is now a coach.

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BKFC 12: 'Alves vs. Lane' Live Results and Highlights

Chris Taylor - September 11, 2020

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship returns to action this evening in Daytona Beach, Florida, for the promotions BKFC 12: ‘Alves vs. Lane’ event. Former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves will make his BKFC debut in tonight’s headliner when he squares off with Julian Lane.

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Phil Baroni forced out of BKFC 12 main event, Thiago Alves receives new opponent

Harry Kettle - September 4, 2020

Julian Lane has stepped in to fight Thiago Alves in the main event of BKFC 12 after veteran Phil Baroni dropped out. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship continues to serve as the leading promotion for bare knuckle combat, and at their upcoming September 11th show, they’re hoping to really cement their return with an event that blows fans away.

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Thiago Alves vs. Phil Baroni, Hector Lombard vs. Kendall Grove booked for BKFC card

Adam Martin - July 28, 2020

Thiago Alves vs. Phil Baroni and Hector Lombard vs. Kendall Grove are among the new fights added to a Bare Knuckle FC event this fall. BKFC 13 is set to take place on September 19 and the card will feature a pair of high-profile fights on it featuring a foursome of former UFC fighters in Alves, Baroni, Lombard, and Grove. Cage Warriors FC announcer Brad Wharton was the first to reveal the matchups on his Twitter. Check them out below.

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Former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves signs with BKFC

Tom Taylor - January 22, 2020

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves is dropping his gloves and heading to the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) ring. News of Alves’ move to BKFC was first reported by MMA Fighting, who spoke to the promotion’s president David Feldman.

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Former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves issues statement after latest loss

Tom Taylor - December 9, 2019

Over the weekend, on the undercard of the UFC’s latest stop in Washington, D.C., former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves suffered a tough, submission loss to Tim Means. It was his fourth loss in his last five fights. Speaking on Instagram on Sunday, Alves issued a poignant statement on this latest setback.

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EXCLUSIVE | Max Griffin is fired up for his UFC Fortaleza fight with Thiago Alves

Cole Shelton - January 28, 2019

UFC Fortaleza is just days away, and the card is looking like a good one. On the card will be former UFC welterweight title challenger, Thiago Alves taking on Max Griffin. For Griffin, this is the kind of fight he wants after losing his last fight to Curtis Millender.

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UFC Moscow Results: Alexey Kunchenko defeats Thiago Alves (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - September 15, 2018

A welterweight bout featuring former division title challenger Thiago Alves taking on Alexey Kunchenko kicked off today’s UFC Fight Night 136 main card from Moscow. Thiago Alves is coming off a knockout loss to Curtis Millender in his most recent octagon appearance this past February in Austin, Texas. Prior to the setback, Alves had defeated Patrick Cote via decision at UFC 210 in Buffalo.

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UFC Fight Night Austin Results: Curtis Millender KO's Thiago Alves (Video)

Chris Taylor - February 18, 2018

UFC Fight Night Austin Results: Curtis Millender KO’s Thiago Alves A welterweight scrap between former title challenger Thiago Alves and Curtis Millender took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night Austin main card.

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Mike Perry Isn't Buying Thiago Alves' 'Bullsh*t' Excuse for UFC Pittsburgh

Justin Golightly - September 14, 2017

News broke yesterday that Thiago Alves had to pull out of his fight with Mike Perry at UFC Pittsburgh. Originally, the cause was unknown, but it was eventually reported by Ariel Helwani that it was due to complications from Hurricane Irma since Alves is based out of Florida. After hearing this, Perry, who came from Florida himself, isn’t convinced. Luckily someone stepped up to replace Alves, but a heated Mike Perry recently voiced his opinion to Mike Dyce at Fansided about his former opponent’s travel problems. “That’s bullsh-t. I came from Florida, we got more f-cked up than he did. There are so many people here from South Florida. I was just talking to Michael Johnson. His coaches from [American Top Team] down there, are here today. They flew up yesterday when he was supposed to. He is feeding y’all bullsh-t. He don’t want to fight, he doesn’t want to retire yet and I was going to put him to sleep. It’s simple as that. Does he get the opportunity to fight me after I smash [Alex Reyes]? They need to get me a top-10 opponent after this.”

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Thiago Alves Is Out of The Fight With Mike Perry at UFC Pittsburgh

Justin Golightly - September 13, 2017

This weekend, UFC Pittburgh goes down with a collection of some scrappy fights headlined by Luke Rockhold and David Branch. Unfortunately, there will be one less fight we can look forward to. Thiago Alves had to pull out of his fight with Mike Perry according to MMA Fighting. Right now the reasons are undisclosed, however Alves does live in Florida and he and his family could have been affected by the storm. This was something Perry was worried about, so he left a week earlier as a resident of Florida himself. A recent update from Ariel Helwani seems to confirm it was storm related complications. For those wondering about Thiago Alves, I’m told he was stranded due to Irma. Decided against leaving early to stay with his wife and child.

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Thiago Alves responds to "Platinum" Mike Perry's callout

Tom Taylor - May 17, 2017

Last month, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, hard-hitting welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry authored one of the most violent knockouts in recent memory, flatlining Jake Ellenberger with a slicing, second round elbow. In the wake of this career changing win, Perry used his elevated station to call out several of the welterweight division’s top players, including one-time welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves.

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UFC 210 Results: Thiago Alves defeats Patrick Cote (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - April 8, 2017

UFC 210 Results: Thiago Alves defeats Patrick Cote A welterweight scrap between veterans Thiago Alves and Patrick Cote took place on tonight’s UFC 210 main card in Buffalo, New York.

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Yoel Romero and Thiago Alves join Kelvin Gastelum with suspensions from UFC 205

Russell Ess - November 23, 2016

New York is proving to be a strict state when it comes to their athletic commission. On Wednesday, MMA Fighting reported per New York State Department spokesperson Laz Benitez that Yoel Romero has been suspended for 60 days for exiting the Octagon after beating former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in their UFC 205 contest.

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