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Thiago Alves meets Octagon newcomer Curtis Millender at UFC Austin

Thiago Alves
Former title contender Thiago Alves will fight Curtis Millender in Austin.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Thiago Alves has a new fight booked in the UFC.

Five days after having his UFC St. Louis clash with Zak Cummings scrapped a day before the event, “Pitbull” is now set to fight Curtis Millender at UFC Austin on Feb. 18, the promotion announced.

Alves (22-11) is coming off a decision victory over Patrick Cote last April. He was scheduled to return against Mike Perry in September and then Cummings earlier this month, but both fights fell through days before the events.

Millender (14-3) is a four-fight Bellator veteran who enters the Octagon for the first time after winning six in a row over the past 19 months, including knockout finishes under the Bellator and LFA banners.

The UFC Fight Night card takes place at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, and features Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros in the main event.

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