Sherdog Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Movers and Additions
Oct 31, 2008
If you're a young, upstart Brazilian in the UFC, the past two weeks
have been pretty good to you.
At UFC 89 in Birmingham, England, Luis Arthur
Cane stole the spotlight, and perhaps the hype, from another
light heavyweight prospect in Rameau
Thierry Sokoudjou with a second-round stoppage. Yet, seven days
later at UFC 90 in Illinois, two of Cane's fellow countrymen made
his breakout performance seem pedestrian.
Although he had clobbered Matt Hughes in
June, the win was tainted by failing to make weight. Alves won his
battle with the scale at UFC 90 and then won his fantastic battle
with fellow 170-pound standout Josh
Koscheck with a performance that firmly places the "Pitbull" as
the next man to challenge for the UFC welterweight title after the
St. Pierre-B.J. Penn
rematch in January.