A previously rumored bout for UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 has been confirmed as welterweights Matt Brown and Thiago Alves will square off in the Octagon. The bout will take place on the UFC’s August 17 undercard. UFC officials confirmed the pairing Monday.
Matt Brown will be looking to continue his impressive run when he faces off with a former number one contender in Thiago Alves. Brown has left a trail of bodies since his UFC 139 submission loss to Seth Baczynski, reeling off five-straight impressive victories that have included four knockouts/TKOs.
Alves has been struggling with injuries since his UFC on FX 2 loss to Martin Kampmann last year in Australia, the former title contender will be searching for a much needed victory having lost four of his last six.
UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 will take place August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The card will also feature a bout between Joe Lauzon and Michael Johnson. No main event has been announced at this time, however UFC president Dana White has promised a huge card for the UFC’s debut on the burgeoning network.