Thiago Alves Off UFC on Fox Sports 1 Card with an Injury, Mike Pyle Steps in to Face Matt Brown

Thiago-Alves-UFC-117_5865-460x270An injury has forced UFC welterweight Thiago Alves off of the Aug. 17 UFC on Fox Sports 1 fight card in Boston.

UFC officials made the announcement on Wednesday.

Alves (19-9) was scheduled to face Matt Brown (17-11) on the main card portion of the event.  Mike Pyle has been named as Alves’ replacement.

Pyle (25-8-1) last competed on May 25 at UFC 160, winning a split decision over Rick Story.  He is currently riding a four-fight winning streak.

Brown is on a winning streak of his own, stringing together five consecutive wins inside the Octagon.  He has finished four of his last five opponents.

UFC on Fox Sports 1: Shogun vs. Sonnen takes place at the TD Garden in Boston on Aug. 17. It is headlined by a light heavyweight match-up between former titleholder Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Chael Sonnen.  Heavyweight contenders Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne face off in the co-main event.

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