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Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story

Main Card | Welterweight · 170 lbs | MMA

Rick Story defeats Thiago Alves via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Rick "The Horror" Story
Mmaweekly large Thiago "Pitbull" Alves

Story
Decision
Round 3

Rick Story Thiago Alves

"The Horror" "Pitbull"

12-3-0   Pro Record At Fight   18-7-0
Climbed to 13-3   Record After Fight   Fell to 18-8
+195 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -230 (Moderate Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Br Brazil
Vancouver, Washington   Fighting out of   Coconut Creek, Florida
26 years, 9 months   Age at Fight   27 years, 7 months, 4 days
170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   5'9" (175cm)
71.0" (180cm)   Reach   70.0" (178cm)
MMA Lab   Gym   American Top Team
UFC 130
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
  • Date: Saturday 05.28.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Kim Winslow
  • Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Alves Total Disclosed Pay: $33,000
  • Story Total Disclosed Pay: $34,000
  • Event Links:

Alves vs. Story Wiki Update Wiki

Young lions of the welterweight division met when Rick Story took on Thiago Alves on UFC 130's Pay-Per-View.


No touch of gloves to start matters off. Big exchanges out of the gate and both men land. It's followed quickly by a takedown from Story. Alves is staying calm through Story's withering early attack. Knees to the legs and calves from Story, who is glued to Alves. Story is a significantly bigger man and is using it to his advantage. Referee Kim Winslow breaks them and Story comes out swinging. Heavy exchanges by both men through the final minute. Story is not afraid to exchange.


Story drives Alves to the mat twice early in the second round. Thiago then returns the favor with a takedown of his own. Story explodes out and they are back on their feet. Alves lands a good straight right and a head kick, but Story advances once again and Alves is doing a poor job of circling off. Story is controlling the cage and controlling Alves. Alves is down two rounds to none and needs a knockout going into the third.


An early exchange in the third hurts Story, who staggers slightly as Alves advances. Alves can't capitalize immediately, and Story locks him against the cage once again. Story has slowed a bit and is getting counterpunched. Story is cutting off the cage excellently, however, and can limit the standup whenever he wants. He locks Alves against the cage again. Alves is landing but his arms are heavy. A big right from Alves. Alves is rallying. Then a left. Story is taking shots, trying to hang on and take the decision. A big knee from Story. Big exchanges to end the fight. A spirited third round recovery by Alves but Story makes it the distance.


All three score it 29-28 for the winner, Rick "The Horror" Story.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:27 PM ET
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Alves vs. Story Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 881  
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Alves vs. Story Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

I am facing Nate Marquardt next! @UFC Live on the 26th Hell Yeah lets do it!
5 days
after
Theres always that song that instantly turns your SWAG on!
5 days
after
I think I should get to be on the next #UFC game
4 days
after
I'm thinking of shipping my mom a gift and thanks to my boys @mybluegrace they hooked me up!
4 days
after
Attention: we are having open gyms available to everyone on Saturdays again at BRAVE LEGION!
4 days
after
Just to clear things up I have no clue who I am fighting next
3 days
after
Just got done with @insidemma be sure to check it out on friday
3 days
after
About to fly outta Portland to Burbank gonna be on @InsideMMA
2 days
after
Putting in second rack system for CrossFit @BRAVELEGION
2 days
after
Kkkkkk :) "@Brun0MS: @attpitbull vc lutou mto bem aquele strory so ficou ti agarrando a luta toda eu até duvidei da masculinidade dele..."
1 day
after
There was no quit in Alves last night he came to fight all three rounds
24 hours
after
Every loss makes u better... I can't wait for the next one!!! God bless u all.
18 hours
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I wanna thanks all my fans sponsors my coaches I love u all! I really though I had 2 and 3rd. But not in the judges eyes. What can u do ;)
18 hours
after
@Rick_Story so do u brotha. Congrats!
18 hours
after
Good fight Thiago you punch pretty hard bro
7 hours
after
@JohnyHendricks thanks its time to represent now whoop whoop!
1 hour
after
I would like to thank all my team at BRAVE LEGION for the support hope everyone can watch #UFC 130 see you all Monday
12 minutes
before
Dead meat
15 hours
before
Alves seemed small up there at the #UFC130 weigh-ins to me
19 hours
before
I wanna thank @luxorlv for the huge suite! This is awesome I don't wanna leave!!! Much Love Osu!!!
1 day
before
Weight ins is tomorrow and I'm still eating Nutela sandwich! Gotta love @TheDolceDiet he is a Jedi! http://yfrog.com/gzkb1qsoj
2 days
before
Fo sho!!! "@ItalianTankATT: @attpitbull good luck this weekend bro, put this fuckers head through the floor."
2 days
before
About to crash for the night check out the count down cause im about to be on!
3 days
before
Osu!!! "@glennauthentic: @santiagomma is looking and feeling good. Cant wait for Sat night to see him & @attpitbull do what they do best!"
3 days
before
Lmao bringing sexiness back! "@roynelsonmma: http://bit.ly/kSa7Us @migueltorresmma war of the mullets at @ufc 130 we are taking over"
3 days
before
The weather is nice feeling great and get to fight in @UFC 130 on Saturday!
3 days
before
Awesome bro! About to work on my tan ;) "@KCBanditMMA: @attpitbull thanks bro. How's it goin out there?"
3 days
before
Damn we look good lol "@msumnickBG: @malkikawa @attpitbull @MyBlueGrace now this is a real team!!!! http://t.co/l1VPeLa"
3 days
before
She's beautiful bro congrats! @KCBanditMMA Can't even tell that she destroyed the entire living room just moments ago... http://t.co/vosUm5v
3 days
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The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try and the faith to believe is possible!OSU gnite all
3 days
before
Come party with me at Chateau Nightclub. Sat 28 I'll be hosting official after fight party performance by Akon
4 days
before
"@xyience: @attpitbull great now follow us ;)" sure follow back ;)
4 days
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Also I just found out that my friends @xyience is sponsoring me... Thanks guys! Osuuu
4 days
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Aight Let's do it right! Big thanks to @mybluegrace and @luxorlv and @musclepharm for everything
4 days
before
Gotta love Burt!"@SugaRashadEvans: @TWooodley @attpitbull "aight baby it's time 2 roll"!! "Rollin in hole"! "That means we rooooolin"!!!!!!"
4 days
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Oh yeah!!! "@TheDolceDiet: Fight week! Headed w @attpitbull to see THE MAN, Burt Watson, and get this party started!!! @ufc 130"
4 days
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@RichAttonito osu brother!
4 days
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I wanna thank all my sponsors and @FirstRoundMgmt and the beast in the biz @malkikawa. Osu!!! http://yfrog.com/h3ppkelj
4 days
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"That song is old." "So is your mom but you still listen to her."
5 days
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Osu mike brown!!! "@mikebrownmma: @attpitbull I can't wait for this weekend..good luck my brother. Show em that he just entered sparta"
5 days
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@bill_feldburg and luxorlv and @davidmcklofsky thank you for this room!!!!! Osuuu http://yfrog.com/h4g71fdj
5 days
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Vegas baby!!! ;)
5 days
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Off to Vegas! Do work!!! Osyy
5 days
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Osu to la familia! @KCBanditMMA @NathanCoyMMA @TheDolceDiet @RichAttonito @TibauATT @AmericanTopTeam
6 days
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Same here brotha! "@msumnickBG: @attpitbull looking forward to meeting you tomorrow night @MyBlueGrace"
6 days
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Bernard Hopkins is the man! Great Champion!!! Osuu
7 days
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Congrats Diego! Much love God Bless u!!! @JacksonsMMA: Congrats bro!!RT @DiegoSanchez505: Happiest man in the world http://t.co/qCt3MmC"
7 days
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"Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are." Not lucky... BLESSED! ;)
7 days
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I met a girl last night with an AOL email address. She also had no idea women could vote and that we have a black president.
7 days
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And don't forget to follow my brother from another mother @IndioMMA that just sight with @Strikeforce! Do work brother... Osu!!!
7 days
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Yooo Spartans follow @ufc130 for the latest news about the bad ass fighters on that card! Osu!""
7 days
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So Casca Grossa! Osuu "@IndioMMA: http://t.co/YuxnEZE http://t.co/QumUITL"
7 days
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I saw some footage of some polar bears drinking water today. It's obviously fake. Everybody knows they only drink Coca-Cola.
7 days
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Goodnight to u all!
8 days
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Good lucky and God bless! "@Fozz_B: @attpitbull I have my first fight tomorrow night can I get a shoutout?"
8 days
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Good movie! "@FromTheBeard: @attpitbull about to watch #therite"
8 days
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I look at people sometimes and think.."For real? That's the sperm that won? #justsaying
8 days
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Last hard conditioning training @humanperform. Ready to go do work!!!
8 days
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Have fun brother well deserved! "@HektorLombard: Come join me & @DTFMMA tonight @cameomia w/@michael_samuels for my KO Party! RT"
8 days
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"@dangrieb: @RichAttonito that's awesome. It could be real macho man Randy savage died today. Is that a sign?? I'm afraid to say,YES! Lol"
8 days
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Lol @malkikawa Does any other mgr have to deal with this? I get it @attpitbull I know what shorts you want to fight in. http://bit.ly/kHLz61
8 days
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Osu! "@DC_TheNewBreed: @attpitbull get em bro he won't know what hit em .... Obrigado for all ur inspiration"
8 days
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Its on! ;) "@StNicks13: @attpitbull well I tried but the only person around is my husband and he said "so that means you wanna do it" haha"
8 days
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True makes sense "@VNDK8: How do you think I met my wife? “@attpitbull: I dare u 2 walk up to a random person & whisper, ''i shower naked''”
8 days
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Lol hope u doing good brother. "@RodneyASM: @attpitbull Ok......Good Advise"
8 days
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Humm... try a girl next time brother ;) "@RodneyASM: @attpitbull Done.....Guy Didnt take it 2 well......Whats next....??"
8 days
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I dare u 2 walk up to a random person & whisper, ''i shower naked''
8 days
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@Gesias karalho vou roubar essa ai!
8 days
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@Gesias e isso ai negin!!! Osu.
8 days
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@TWooodley lucky the yoke is the best part! #justsaying lol
8 days
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Tomorrow? "@malkikawa: @attpitbull sometime today you need to come get fitted for your suit... #pressconfpimp NO EXCUSES.... #pitbullv2.0"
8 days
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Like a G6 ;) "@RagingRhinoMMA: @attpitbull just a week and a bit now brother how you feeling?"
8 days
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Done Osu!!! "@spartantrainer: @attpitbull can @spartantrainer get an RT from a true spartan #warrior !"
8 days
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Spartans!!!! Rise and Grind! Good morning.... Bom dia and don't for get its #FFF( fu#king friday finally) ;) Osuu
8 days
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@colemillerATT aight.
9 days
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Monday am brother. "@colemillerATT: @attpitbull when do you leave ?!?"
9 days
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Fosho!"@collegekidjones: i swear all @AmericanTopTeam -"dude this is not Thiago Alves @officalpitbull, he is @attpitbull" Fake ass bitches!"
9 days
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Lol osu!!! "@MacCumbee: @attpitbull thiago your my all time favorite mma fighter, I love you man, no homo"
9 days
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Victory loves preparation!!!
9 days
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"@colemillerATT: Follow my boy @gamebredfighter ! As legit as they get"
9 days
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Lol "@KCBanditMMA: I've heard that damn song "Daughters" by John Mayer at least 4 times since I've been in Florida. Sup with that."
9 days
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Deixe com Miguel xapa! ;) "@JoaoPauloFarias: @attpitbull E ai Pitbull, firmeza? detona na luta hein, quero ver aquela agressividade|!!"
9 days
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Valeu! :) "@ThaiseF_: @attpitbull Thiaguiiim.. como tu tá omi? Super Feliz por vc viu! Beeijos;**"
9 days
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Thanks to u guys! Osu "@KCBanditMMA: Final sparring session with @attpitbull tonight. Lookin mad sharp son."
9 days
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Great final sparring session @AmericanTopTeam today! Ready to go do what I was born to do! Thanks all my coaches and training partners! Osuu
9 days
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Lol ai ai @andreacalle: @attpitbull u know @erickmorillo kinda looks like u. Jaja"
9 days
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I had a feeling it did lol "@Its_Gon_Rain: @attpitbull happened to me too! Lol"
9 days
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Craving Vegetables and Chicken!
9 days
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Haha! ;) "@andreacalle: got to love Erick Morillo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyWED2RD3XY http://fb.me/NJA9QiPI"
9 days
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U know this lol "@TamsinTT: LMAO! Now that will start a fight! "@attpitbull: I got 99 donuts cause a bitch ate one! :(""
9 days
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I got 99 donuts cause a bitch ate one! :(
9 days
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Come on girl. I was born ready! "@GSXRKAT: @attpitbull :) u ready for next weekend?? I'm dedicating May 28 to u!!"
9 days
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Osu brother. Can't wait! "@TWooodley: @attpitbull I've infected ATT with the term Ninja. Lol. Getting close big dog. Keep at it"
9 days
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"Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most." - Do work! Osu.
9 days
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Good morning ninjas!!! Rise and Grind!!! ;)
9 days
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Osu brother! "@AKJake47: @attpitbull to my fave fighter! 'From the UK' I hope you destroy story.. Another dvd of you for my collection!"
9 days
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"@B_Alves_: @attpitbull the @ufc was crazy not originally putting you on the main card but now I'm paying for 130 instead of bw3's"
9 days
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Amen brother! "@HektorLombard: @attpitbull @twooodley glory to the Holy God!"
9 days
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Courage is Fear holding on a minute longer! Osu
10 days
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