Thiago Alves vs. Tim Means Added to UFC on ESPN 7

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Tim Means and Thiago Alves are headed to Washington, D.C. in what looks to be a no-fuss, no-muss, fun scrap at UFC on ESPN 7.

The UFC’s trip to America’s capital has added former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves against fan favorite Tim Means. The promising scrap was announced by the promotion on their official Brazilian website. UFC on ESPN 7, as UFC Washington is otherwise known, goes down this December.

Alves (23-14) is 1-1 in 2019 so far. He took home (or stole, depending on who you ask) a split decision against Max Griffin in the Brazilian’s home town of Fortaleza back in February. However, ‘Pitbull’ wasn’t as lucky at UFC 237 in May, falling to Laureano Staropoli. That unanimous decision loss made Alves 1-3 in his last four. The fighter, 36 years young, has floated the idea of retirement of late.

Means (28-11-1, 1NC), affectionately known as ‘The Dirty Bird,’ is another welterweight getting a little long in the tooth. But one still capable of putting on a very violent show. The 35-year old Oklahoma native has 19 wins via KO/TKO, and another four by submission, in a pro career that began in 2004. Last time out, he came up short against Niko Price at UFC Wichita.

UFC on ESPN 7 takes place December 7 at the Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C. A heavyweight showdown between veteran Alistair Overeem and up-and-comer Walt Harris headlines the show.


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