The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that welterweight contenders John “The Natural” Alessio and Thiago “Pitbull” Alves will be facing off in the octagon at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Tuesday, October 10th.
John Alessio sports a mixed martial arts record of 17-8-0 and he is coming of off a submission win over Alex Serdyukov. In Alessio’s last UFC appearance he lost to welterweight contender Diego Sanchez.
Thiago Alves sports an MMA record of 8-3-0 and he is coming off of a loss to Jon Fitch. Alves was scheduled to face Josh Neer at UFC 62 but he was forced to withdraw due to an injury suffered in training.
UFC veterans Nick Diaz and John Alessio will face-off August 12th in an upcoming event in Stockton, California. Nick Diaz is currently on a three-fight losing streak with losses to Diego Sanchez, Joe Riggs, and Sean Sherk and John Alessio is coming off a tough decision loss to Diego Sanchez.