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Thiago Alves injured, Matt Brown to face Mike Pyle in Boston


Many thought that Matt Brown should be facing a higher-ranked opponent when he was signed up to fight Thiago Alves at UFC on Fox Sports 1: Boston. After all, he is on a five-fight win streak with four knockouts to his credit. After beating Jordan Mein at UFC on Fox 7, most expected Brown to get a high-profile fight, but he was booked opposite Alves.

Today, it appears that Brown will have a different opponent, as Alves is injured and Mike Pyle has stepped in to take his place at UFC on Fox Sports 1:Boston. Fox Sports 1 tweeted the changeup today:

While Pyle is not necessarily a high-profile statement bout Brown, he does in fact bring more credibility to the octagon at this point. Alves has gone through a seemingly endless string of injuries and uncertainties, leaving the former title challenger with a question mark next to his name.

Pyle is coming off a hard-fought split decision victory over Rick Story at UFC 160, so it will be a quick turnaround for him. Both fighters have shown incredible grit throughout their current winning streaks, and the winner of this fight should find themselves taking on a top-level welterweight.

  • That's terrible. I was looking forward to this fight. Mike Pyle isn't on a par with a revitalized and hungry Matt. Brown.

  • Sad that one of these guys had to lose, enjoyed their career resurgences. Should be a great fight, see another Matt Brown TKO coming

  • I also feel Matt is going to get this fight. Mike is slick but Matt seems on a mission in his last fight and I did not think he would beat the kid from Canada in his last bout but he did impressively.

  • I dont know why, but when I watch Matt fight, he seems slow but keeps winning. Maybe he's just tough as nails, or maybe they haven't faced him against a high enough caliber fighter. No disrespect, just an observation.

    • Pyle is slow as well… people won't be able to see what you're talking about against him.

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  • Wonder how many changes will the event have, come August 17.