UFC 84: Karo Parisyan vs. Thiago Alves

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Updated: January 11, 2008
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MMAJunkie is reporting, the fight between Karo Parisyan and Thiago Alves is close to being finalized.

Sources close to both fighters today told MMAjunkie.com that the fight has been discussed and that bout agreements are expected to be signed. The welterweight bout would complement UFC 84’s main event between UFC welterweight champ Matt Serra and interim champ Georges St. Pierre.

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19 Comments

  1. Patrick89

    January 10, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Thiago is a very tenacious fighter with good Muay Thai, and Karo has O.K. standup but is an expert at closing the range to get takedowns or throws. Karo needs to make the most of this fight after his previous lackluster preformances. Hopefully there styles combined will make for an exciting fight. Either way, if it gets finalized it will be an interesting matchup.

  2. dredlokrasta

    January 10, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    And then we get to see GSP and Matt Serra duke it out afterwards and Shogun Rua against whoever?! I like Thiago too! He is a fiesty one! UFC 84 baby.

  3. Brandon

    January 11, 2008 at 12:42 am

    this is gonna be a good fight, very excited for this….and how good of a card is this looking so far?

  4. TKO Warehouse

    January 11, 2008 at 1:58 am

    I would love to see Karo get that title shot.

  5. Kash

    January 11, 2008 at 3:32 am

    I'm glad Karo is not fighting a tune up fight and waiting for a title shot. Alves is a very explosive fighter and if Karo wins this he deserves the title shot.

  6. roy

    January 11, 2008 at 4:26 am

    your right kash he is not fighting a can here and if he wins than he will probally get his shot at the title.should be a good fight.

  7. BRANDON

    January 11, 2008 at 6:22 am

    karo has got to work on his stand up tho. he is crazy good on the ground and can still hold his won striking but i would love to see him be equally good at btoh, that would make him number two to BJ Penn in my mind

  8. rocky

    January 12, 2008 at 11:44 am

    i really hope karo wins and gets the #1 contender spot…..but even tho karo is my favorite fighter, i honestly dont know if he could beat gsp

  9. brandon

    January 13, 2008 at 1:43 am

    no one can beat gsp, he's probably the second best pound for pound fighter behind Anderson silva

  10. derek

    January 13, 2008 at 3:41 am

    dude, gsp will move up in weight class after beating matt serra. he will move up to fight anderson silva.

  11. BRANDON

    January 13, 2008 at 4:44 am

    no way that happens…silva has such in advantage in size and reach along with most middleweights…i think gsp should stay at welterweight after he becomes champion due to the immense talent in that division…he will always have a formidable opponent to fight as opposed to being at a disatvantage being a small middleweight with not as much talent in that division

  12. Realwun

    January 13, 2008 at 6:28 am

    I think one day GSP will challenge Anderson Silva. That is if both of them retain their titles for a while. Both are great fighters. Me and Brandon are right on about the P4P rankings. I have Anderson on top right now because he hasn't even broke a sweat since being in the UFC.

  13. BRANDON

    January 13, 2008 at 6:52 am

    Good point Realwun…anderson has really never been challenged which is a problem…maybe instead of GSP challengin him and meeting at middleweight, anderson should drop down and be a big welterweight…the fighters are just simly better in that division and could give anderson a real fight…but as much as it would be an unfair fight i would still love to see GSP vs. Silva

  14. derek

    January 13, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    in all honesty, the welterweight division is limited in its stars. the people i can think of are — diego sanchez (now that he won't be distracted by the sex with ali), jon fitch, and matt serra (have to name him bc he is current champ). koschek is just mediocre at best. and i can't even breathe karo's name anymore bc he is still really mediocre. nate diaz has been inactive for awhile. and that's it. who else is there at welterweight? and don't say i forgot matt hughes. he lost to GSP pretty badly, and as long as GSP is champion, hughes will never get that title back.

  15. BRANDON

    January 13, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    koshceck is way above mediocre he has great stand up and an even better ground game as he proved vs. diego. Karo is still as good as hes always been and guareenteed he'll prove that to u in his upcoming fight, BJ Penn when he chooses to be in the WW division is top 2 b ehind GSP, Thiago Alves is still a strong contender, chris lytle, jared rollins…the list keeps going

  16. roy

    January 14, 2008 at 3:23 am

    sounds like b.j. wants another shot at gsp according to a recent interview,i don't know how soon that would happen he got to get past joe and than probally fight sherk before that could happen.

  17. Brandon

    January 14, 2008 at 3:56 am

    I dont know if it could ever happen, if BJ beats stevenson he's the champ…Dana wouldn't allow a title holder to move up in weight while being champion…especially to fight another champion or soon to be champion. It would cause to much confusion in the divisions…but still would love to see that fight!!

  18. dane drebin

    January 16, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    i dont think we will see anderson vs gsp anytime soon… gsp has to prove he can even defend the title if he even beats matt sera… cuz right now his track record with serra aint that good lol. he would have to beat serra, fitch, and karo before even thinking bout goin after silva. By that time i think dan henderson will be champion and anderson will be on the come back trail to getting the middle weight title. if the do however both remain champions for a long time it would be awesome to see them fight somewhere in the middle like at the catchweight of 178. the ufc has done catch weight matches before i.e. royce gracie vs matt hughes.

    on a side note if deigo doesnt go to 155 i think he is dumb

  19. dane drebin

    January 17, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    i also think it would be funny as fuck if alves beat karo

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