UFC 130 – Torres vs. Pickett and Alves vs. Story for SpikeTV prelim show

Two preliminary card bouts will be featured on a one hour special on SpikeTV immediately prior to the main card of UFC 130 set for May 28th in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is thought that bantamweight’s, Miguel Torres and Brad Pickett and welterweight’s Thiago Alves and Rick Story will be featured.

Torres is coming off a lackluster unaimous decision win over Antonio Banuelos at UFC 126 earlier this month, putting in the kind of performance that ensure he receives very little damage, but takes away the win even with the boos from the crowd. Pickett rebounded from an earlier loss inside the WEC cage to Scott Jorgensen when he defeated Ivan Menjivar at WEC 53 in December via decision. The show marked the last one ever put on by the promotion.

Heading into UFC 124 earlier this month, Alves had lost back-to-back fights to Georges St-Pierre and Jon Fitch, not to mention failing to make weight on more than one occasion but he returned successfully, pulling off an impressive unanimous decision win over John Howard on the night. Story is currently on a five-fight winning streak including victories over Brian Foster, Jesse Lennox, Nick Osipczak, Dustin Hazelett and Johny Hendricks. His sole loss inside the octagon came at UFC 99 in his UFC debut, losing via unanimous decision to John Hathaway.

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