UFC 138 Results: 5 Fighters That Thiago Alves Could Take Next

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UFC 138 Results: 5 Fighters That Thiago Alves Could Take Next
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Thiago Alves looked refreshed against UFC newcomer Papy Abedi, taking a first-round rear-naked choke win for only his second victory in his last five fights.

The former welterweight title challenger showed amazing ground-and-pound technique, which set up the submission, the first in his MMA career (unless you count his submission victory via punches over Jason Chambers in November 2004) and is looking to move up the welterweight ladder once again.

A lot of talk has gone on for this division, especially regarding matchups for the top contenders, and Alves showed that he deserves to be in that talk with his performance at UFC 138.

Here are five fighters that Alves could take on next.

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