Fighter Info

Birth Name: Thiago Alves Araujo

A.K.A.: Pitbull

Birth Date: October 3, 1983

Born in: Fortaleza, Brazil

Height: 68"

Thiago Alves is an elite fighter in the UFC’s welterweight division. He started training in Muay Thai when he was 15 and mixed martial arts at 17. He is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has been described as a “Muay Thai wrecking machine”.

Alves embarked on a 7-fight win streak, earning himself a welterweight title shot against Georges St-Pierre at UFC 100 on July 11, 2009. Alves was taken down a total of ten times during the fight and was outwrestled by GSP in all five rounds en route to losing via unanimous decision.

NOTABLE VICTORIES: John Howard, Josh Koscheck, Matt Hughes, Chris Lytle, Karo Parisyan, John Alessio, Marcus Davis

NOTABLE LOSSES: Jon Fitch (twice), Georges St-Pierre, Spencer Fisher

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