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Thiago Alves vs Rick Story possible for UFC event in May of 2011


Sometimes in life, you get exactly what you ask for.

Rick Story called out Thiago Alves and the UFC has apparently obliged him, as the two are reportedly set to square off at the annual Memorial Day weekend event to go down in May of 2011, according to

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 would certainly represent just that.

Will it turn out to be a "Horror-ible" mistake?

The UFC holds an annual Memorial Day event in Las Vegas and so far, this is the only fight rumored for the show.

Stay tuned to for more as it becomes available.

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