Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story Official for UFC 130

By Mike Chiappetta

Thiago Alves and Rick Story are set to do battle during the upcoming UFC 130 event in Las Vegas after the UFC made the bout official on Saturday.

The welterweight scrap is expected to be on the main card of the event, which will take place on May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight features a respected veteran trying to claw his way back into the title picture against a young upstart trying to crack the top 10.

Alves (18-7) rose to as high as No. 2 in the world in the welterweight division according to some rankings before taking on UFC champion Georges St. Pierre in July 2009. Alves lost a decision and followed that up with another decision loss in August 2010, this time to Jon Fitch.


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