BKFC Signs Another UFC Veteran
Just a little over two weeks after being released by the UFC, Thiago Alves has signed to be the latest fighter on the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship roster.
Alves, who was last seen in a losing effort against Tim Means at UFC D.C. signed an exclusive deal with the promotion, who aim to have him debut later this year.
“I’m very excited to be part of the BKFC family,” said Alves. “I’m looking forward to testing my skills against anyone in my weight class. The ‘Pitbull’ is thirsty for blood!”
“Thiago Alves has been a staple in the UFC for a long time,” said David Feldman, BKFC President and Founder. “It’s amazing to have a fighter of this stature, and of this caliber, fighting for BKFC. Alves brings it each and every time he gets into the ring. On top of being a great fighter, he’s also a great person. That’s who we are aligning ourselves with. We can’t wait to have Thiago make his debut in April or May.”
Alves leaves the UFC after a 14-year stint with the organization with wins over Matt Hughes, Christ Lytle, Patrick Cote, Josh Koscheck, and his most recent win over Max Griffin this past February at UFC Fortaleza.