Rick Story brings The Horror on Thiago Alves with a Unanimous Decision Victory

UFC Welterweight contender Rick “The Horror” Story scored his sixth consecutive victory inside the Octagon, this time defeating the former UFC Welterweight title challenger Thiago “The Pitbull” Alves via a Unanimous Decision.

Story was better than Alves in wrestling, but the biggest surprise was when “The Horror” went toe to toe with the Brazilian in striking. Story managed to land some good strikes, as Thiago Alves started to realize he has very little to offer against the Team Brave Legion product.

In the end, Story’s aggressive approach won him the fight, with 29-28 on all scorecards. Rick Story is now surely one of the top contenders for a shot at the UFC Welterweight title, with Diego Sanchez (if defeats Matt Hughes at UFC 135) as a potential opponent, in what would be “The Nightmare” vs. “The Horror” match-up.


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    Bill Cosby

    May 29, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Actually it would be the dream vs. the horror

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    May 29, 2011 at 7:58 am

    fail at life.

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    May 29, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Sanchez vs. Story would be a very interesting match up as their styles are almost exactly the same. After tonight I don’t know what happens to Thiago

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    May 29, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Rick Story is the new kid on the block, he could win against any Welterweight out there, including GSP

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    May 29, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Really…..GSP would walk right thru Story…i like story but he doesnt stand a chance against him!!!

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    May 29, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Yup Story wont be able to hold GSP on the cage for 2 rounds n not to mention Story always fades later on so in a 5 round fight he’ll lose

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    May 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Alves did very well in the third round. Thiago was just stripping off Story’s takedowns with somewhat ease …because he was more mobile and aware of where the fence was located.

    I have no idea what Alves was doing in the first two rounds. He seemed to be slow and sluggish. He wasn’t moving around the cage like he was facing Koscheck and Hughes. Thiago had no mojo tonight.

    Although Alves has a killer leg kicks, his hands still need some work.

    Don’t know if Thiago will ever see another title shot, but losing this bout really drops his stock, and the division is only getting tougher (Nate Marquardt will soon be in the mix).

    Alves clearly won the third, I don’t know why he didn’t press the action in the second round.

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    May 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I know right?!

    I was furious that he didn’t press the action. The opportunities were there, I just don’t know why he refused to use his bread and butter. Those leg kicks (and knees) are a vital tool in his arsenal — without them, he’s just a weak boxer with ‘decent’ TDD (from what I saw tonight).

    So disappointed with his performance tonight. The guy has soooo much potential, and he just completely blew it tonight.

    Story didn’t win the fight, Alves just lost it.

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    May 29, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    story is a scrappy kid, has to be top 10 now, with a win over alves.

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    May 29, 2011 at 7:48 pm


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    May 29, 2011 at 7:49 pm


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    May 30, 2011 at 12:35 am

    If you do not get a takedown within 10 seconds of the initial attempt you are most likely not going to get th td the refs need to jump on this problem because Story was stalling in there half the time hugging uselessly against the cage

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    May 30, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Story won, told yall

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    May 30, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I agree, somewhat.

    I think there should be a time limit on takedown attempts up against the fence. It really takes a lot out of the fight.

    Story spent over 9 minutes pushing Alves against the fence — finding little success in the takedown department. Furthermore, he was unable to keep Thiago on his back.

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