Thiago Alves dominates John Howard in a clean Unanimous Decision victoryPosted on December 11, 2010, 09:47 PM by Anton Gurevich
Former UFC Welterweight title challenger Thiago "Pitbull" Alves successfully bounced back from two consecutive defeats, by dominating John Howard at the UFC 124 main card opener. Refreshed Thiago Alves displayed sharp striking skills and great wrestling, leaving John Howard no chance to grind out something from the fight.
John Howard tried to stay toe-to-toe with Alves, but quickly realized that he has a reinvigorated "Pitbull" standing against him. When Howard tried to take down Alves, the Brazilian defended, and answered with a takedown of his own. Alves managed to put Howard in trouble on several occasions, but the detirmined "Doomsday" showed incredible chin and overall surviving skills, taking the fight to the distance.
Pure dominance by Alves earned him a clean 30-27 Unanimous Decision victory on the judges scorecards, improving his MMA record to 18-7. Alves will now start his climb back to the top of UFC Welterweight division, with sights on earning another title shot.