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Matt Brown: Thiago Alves Far Tougher Than Georges St-Pierre

Matt Brown has been disposing of welterweights with ease since February of last year. With a meeting against Thiago Alves looming, Brown is certain that his upcoming challenger possess more of a threat than champion Georges St-Pierre.

“If I go in there the best I can be, I know I’d destroy GSP,” said Brown to Bleacher Report. “I’m going in to take the belt from him, I’m not going to play around with the world title on the line. I’m 110-percent confident, if I show up at my best, he does not stand a chance in hell against me. This match up with Thiago [Alves] is a far tougher match up for me than GSP.”

Alves is no slouch when it comes to fighting. He’s had some trouble since losing to champion St-Pierre and is 2-3 in recent outings. He’ll return for the first time since Martin Kampmann submitted him in March 2012.

Of Brown’s last five wins, only once were the judges needed. All the others saw Brown use his fist to end the fight, taking Fight of the Night with Jordan Mein in his April appearance for the UFC.

They fight at UFC on FS1 1 on August 17. It comes from the TD Garden in Boston, MA.