After the fight, Thiago Alves tested positive for banned diuretics and was suspended for eight months by the NSAC and fined $5,500.
Thiago Alves vs. Tony DeSouza - Alves had a six-and-a-half-inch reach advantage BUT a four-inch height disadvantage. After the fight, Alves tested positive for banned diuretics and was suspended for eight months by the NSAC and fined $5,500.
The first round began and they touched gloves. They circled a bit, sizing each other up. DeSouza shot in for the double-leg, Alves sprawled and they broke. They circled some more. DeSouza telegraphed that takedown for the double-leg, Alves avoided. They circled. The crowd booed. DeSouza came for the takedown again, trying for the single-leg, Alves avoided for the third time. Circling. DeSouza missed a combination and ate a big counter right hand and went down and Alves followed him on down into full guard. Alves stood pretty quickly and let DeSouza get up. DeSouza's nose was bloodied up very slightly and he was breathing out of his mouth. Alves landed a leg kick. They circled around more and more. Scattered boos. Alves missed a headkick. Alves landed a Superman punch to the body. DeSouza came for the double-leg, Alves sprawled into the clinch nicely. Alves got a nice takedown and ended up on top in guard. Alves postured up with big shots and then hammerfists and big shots in under and he had Tony's back pounding in under with big shots and hammerfists. DeSouza rolled and gave up half-guard and Alves mounted and pounded away with repeated right hands. DeSouza rolled and gave up his back. Alves landed three left hands in under and the first round ended. DeSouza had taken a beating and he had been saved by the bell. DeSouza also had a tiny mouse under his right eye.
The second round began and they touched gloves. They circled a bit more. DeSouza shot for the double-leg, Alves sprawled and laid DeSouza down, and then threw him aside. DeSouza hugged the ankle and Alves pulled away. Alves landed a big counter right uppercut. DeSouza looked angry and he shot in for another takedown and ate a big knee and dropped limply on his back and Alves landed three or four big hammerfists before the referee could stop it.