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Thiago Alves Withdraws from UFC Fight Night 116 Co-Main Event Bout vs. Mike Perry

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UFC Fight Night 116 could be down one marquee bout unless the promotion is able to find a short-notice opponent for Mike Perry.

Thiago Alves, Perry’s original foe, was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s event for undisclosed reasons. MMAjunkie.com was first to report the news. A replacement opponent for Perry is currently being sought.

UFC Fight Night 116 takes place at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh and is headlined by a middleweight tilt between former champ Luke Rockhold and David Branch. The card airs on Fox Sports 1 following one early prelim on UFC Fight Pass.


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Post #1   9/13/17 3:06:53PM   

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I'm no fan of Perry although i had him winning but this is a bummer. Probably my favorite fight stylistically on the card.

With Rockhold/Branch and Jotko/Hall following them as the other 2 i was most intrigued by.

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In all honesty they're not gonna get a worthy replacement unless they get someone just itching for a fight. Maybe they could move this to Japan. That FN could use some help.

I want to see these to Bang Bro!

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Damn, that sucks. I was looking forward to this one. I think Japan is deserving of a fun fight like this if no replacement is found, that is if Alves will be ready to go by than.

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Well not the fight i was wanting but Perry gets Alex Reyes.

Better than nothing.

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Fuck...well at least the new kid gets a win win for his debut.

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Posted by jae_1833

Fuck...well at least the new kid gets a win win for his debut.



Actually Alex Reyes is damn good. He's 13-2 with 9kotko's and 4 Sub wins. He lost his first 2 pro fights and won 13 straight. Obviously against lesser competition. He's only a155er, fought 3 weeks ago. But 3 days notice against as guy like Perry whose as Knockout artist is gonna be tough.

If he losses the UFC owes him a fight on a full training camp at 155lbs. That's what should be fair considering he's saving the co-main event.

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Posted by jae_1833

Fuck...well at least the new kid gets a win win for his debut.



Actually Alex Reyes is damn good. He's 13-2 with 9kotko's and 4 Sub wins. He lost his first 2 pro fights and won 13 straight. Obviously against lesser competition. He's only a155er, fought 3 weeks ago. But 3 days notice against as guy like Perry whose as Knockout artist is gonna be tough.

If he losses the UFC owes him a fight on a full training camp at 155lbs. That's what should be fair considering he's saving the co-main event.



I was going to bring up the weight thing. Reyes fights @ 155, not 170. Perry will be a favorite to win here, for obvious reasons: full camp, size advantage, experience under the UFC lights. Perry is a very talented fighter with zero regard for his own safety inside the ring. That will eventually get him stopped in devastating fashion to a higher echelon fighter. I just do not think it will be to Reyes. Huge opportunity for Reyes, though.

Post #9   9/14/17 12:20:08PM