With the welterweight belt being contested by Jon Fitch in August and then BJ Penn in December, that means no title shot for Thiago Alves any time soon. This is probably for the best … Alves still has a lot to prove, like that he can even make weight for the belt he wants to fight for. In the meantime, the UFC has set up a pretty sweet fight:
While the welterweight division looks towards a championship match in August between current titleholder Georges St. Pierre and Jon Fitch, the weight class will continue to build towards a new top contender as MMAWeekly.com has learned that American Top Team knockout artist Thiago “Pitbull” Alves is slated to return on Oct. 18 to face former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Diego Sanchez.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight. There is currently a verbal agreement with actual bout agreements for the contest expected to be signed in the next few days.
I’m glad the UFC has finally taken Diego Sanchez off the soft touch list. Having him fight guys like David Bielkheden and Luigi Fioravanti was a waste of everyone’s time. He’ll certainly have his hands full with Thiago Alves … remember: Diego was considering a drop down to 155, and we don’t have to go over how much of a fatass Thiago is. Except dat ain’t fat. It be gigantic muscles n shit.