Sometimes in life, you get exactly what you ask for.
The promotion made the bout official earlier today.
Alves is working his way back up the ranks after dropping back-to-back fights to Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and perennial contender Jon Fitch.
On top of those losses, the bulky brawler has also been plagued with weight issues, to the point of company President Dana White nearly forcing a move up to middleweight before ultimately deciding to give him one more chance to prove that he could cut the necessary weight to make 170-pounds.
One "Dolce Diet" later and "The Pitbull" had the bite to go along with the bark.
Alves destroyed John Howard at UFC 124, showing his vaunted Muay Thai skills to go along with his new (and much deeper) gas tank. After the fight, he asked for a match-up with Jake Shields but the Strikeforce castaway is next up to challenge for the title so the Brazilian wrecking machine was left to search elsewhere.
Meanwhile, Rick Story has quietly amassed a five-fight winning streak after dropping his Octagon debut at UFC 99 to John Hathaway. The wrestling standout feels he deserves a big jump up in competition and Alves certainly represents just that.
Will it turn out to be a "Horror-ible" mistake?
UFC 130 is all set to go down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be headlined by the third and final fight between Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and the only man to ever defeat him, Gray Maynard.
Stay tuned to MMAMania.com for any updates as they become available.