Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story likely for May UFC event

Welterweights Thiago Alves and Rick Story will likely square off on May 28 in Las Vegas, according to

Once the UFC’s top 170-pound contender, Alves (18-7) came up short against champion Georges St. Pierre. However, he followed that up with a disappointing performance against Jon Fitch, missing weight prior to the fight and losing a unanimous decision. But Alves bounced back at UFC 124, making weight just fine and punishing fellow striker John Howard for three rounds.

Story (12-3) is also coming off of his own impressive outing, out-striking Johny Hendricks at the TUF 12 Finale and also managed to fend off Hendricks’ formidable wrestling. Story is riding a five-fight UFC win streak following his debut loss to John Hathaway.