Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein Added to UFC Fight Night – Tulsa, Oklahoma
The UFC has announced that Thiago Alves will face Jordan Mein in a welterweight match up at UFC Fight Night in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The fight card is still under construction with only two other fights on the card: Chas Skelly vs. Tom Niinimaki, and Wilson Reis vs. Tim Elliot. Both Alves (25-9) and Mein (28-9) are coming off of victories from their last fights.
Neither fighter is in the top 15 of the UFC rankings, Alves was removed due to a two-year inactive status due to injuries. A win should move either fighter into the rankings as they could put together back-to-back wins over an opponent with such respectable records.
UFC Fight Night in Tulsa, Oklahoma will take place on August 23. On the same date the UFC will hold another Fight Night across the globe in China, where Michael Bisping and Cung Le will participate in the main event.