UFC 130 Results: Rick Story Upsets Thiago Alves By Applying Relentless Pressure

The second fight of the pay-per-view portion of the UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill fight card is Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story. This is a welterweight fight, meaning 170 pounds. The fight is scheduled for three rounds in non-title action. The referee in charge of the action is Kim Winslow.

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ROUND 1 - Story lands a left and Alves lands a right. Story lands a left and lands a scoop double leg. Story hold back and waist control and Alves wants to stand. Story driving knees into Alves thigh. Now he's throwing knees to the calves of Alves. Story re-shots, but Alves stuffs is and lands one of his own. Story quickly reverses and they stand. Story throws a left and the two fighters clinch. Referee Winslow separates them. Left straight to the body for Story. Another body shot from Story, but Alves lands a right of his own. The two jockey for position along the fence with Story getting the better thus far. Story creates space and drills Alves with hard punches. Right hand feom Alves and the two trade punches. Both fighters land lefts and rights.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Story.

ROUND 2 - Alves opens up with an outside leg kick. Story takes the center of the cage. Story throws a head kick and uses it to set up a takedown that works. Alves attempts to stand and does as the two now clinch fight. Now they separate. Alves tries to time a knee but Story powers through and drives Alves to the mat. Alves stands and now takes Story down. Alves working on top from half guard. Story whizzers hard and reverses to stand to his feet. Story changes levels for a takedown, but Alves doesn't allow it. Story ducks under a punch and is holding Alves waist from his back. Referee Winslow separates them. Right hand for Alves. Story again throws a punch, ducks under and works for a takedown and again gets it. Alves stands with his back against the fence. The two separate.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Story.

ROUND 3 - Left hands and a right land for Alves, but not hard. Fighters exchange body shots. Hard knee and a right hand land for Alves. Now a left hook by Alves. Story charges in after punching, but can't get anything. Left hand by Alves, but Story is stalking him. Left hook by Story to the body. Story drops again for a takedown against the fence, but can't get it. Alves attempts a trip takedown, but Story works out of it. Both fighters exchange punches again with Story attempting a takedown, but it goes nowhere. Alves lands another left, but returns the favor. Story dives in for another takedown against the fence, but it's stuffed. Hard right hand and a knee now from Alves, but Story still attempting a takedown. Story fires off punches while Alves tries to land punches and knees, but Story battles through.

SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Alves and the fight 29-28 Story.

UFC 130 results: Rick Story defeats Thiago Alves by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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