After missing weight for the second time at UFC 117, Thiago Alves pleaded for one more chance at welterweight. Today at the UFC 124 weigh-ins was that chance and Alves came in at the welterweight limit of 171 pounds for his fight with John Howard.
For this camp Alves went a different route than before and brought in Mike Dolce to work with him on the weight cut. Mike is the creator of “The Dolce Diet” that has been used by many fighters to help them cut weight properly though nutrition, strength and conditioning. Alves looked in really good at the weigh-ins, probably the best shape in a very long time and Dolce was right there with him.
Along with Alves, the rest of the fighters also made weight for tomorrow’s UFC 124 and nothing out of the ordinary happened at the star downs, even between trash talking Sean McCorkle and Stefan Struve.
Here is the complete recap of the weigh-ins
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170 lbs.: Georges St. Pierre (170 lbs.) vs. Josh Koscheck (169 lbs.)
Main card (Televised):
265 lbs.: Sean McCorkle (264 lbs.) vs. Stefan Struve (253 lbs.)
155 lbs.: Joe Stevenson (155.5 lbs.) vs. Mac Danzig (156 lbs.)
170 lbs.: Thiago Alves (171 lbs.) vs. John Howard (171 lbs.)
155 lbs.: Jim Miller (155 lbs.) vs. Charles Oliveira (153.5 lbs.)
Live on UFC.com:
185 lbs.: Joe Doerksen (185.5 lbs.) vs. Dan Miller (184.5 lbs.)
155 lbs.: Mark Bocek (155.5 lbs.) vs. Dustin Hazelett (155 lbs.)
Under card (May not be broadcast):
185 lbs.: Jesse Bongfeldt (185.5 lbs.) vs. Rafael Natal (185 lbs.)
170 lbs.: Matthew Riddle (170.5 lbs.) vs. Sean Pierson (170.5 lbs.)
170 lbs.: Ricardo Almeida (170.5 lbs.) vs. T.J. Grant (170 lbs.)
155 lbs.: Pat Audinwood (156 lbs.) vs. John Makdessi (155 lbs.)
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