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Thiago Alves vs. John Howard Likely for UFC 124 on Dec. 11

Thiago AlvesThiago Alves will look to get back into the welterweight title hunt when he’s expected to return to action against John Howard at “UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2” on December 11 in Montreal, Canada, according to MMAjunkie.

Alves (17-7) won seven-straight before coming up short against champ Georges St-Pierre last July, then was sidelined for more than a year before dropping a rematch to fellow contender Jon Fitch in August.

Alves failed to make weight for UFC 117 and Dana White wanted Alves to move up to middleweight, but the UFC President offered him one last chance at 170-pounds.

Howard (14-5) began his UFC career with four-straight wins over the likes of Dennis Hallman and Daniel Roberts, but was battered en route to a third-round doctor’s stoppage at the hands of Jake Ellenberger last month.

The UFC 124 fight card is headlined by welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre vs. opposing TUF 12 coach Josh Koscheck.

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