Warlley Alves

Brazil

Easily takes out Sergio Moraes
MiddleweightUFC
May 11, 2019
Alves defeated Sergio Moraes via KO (punch) at 4:13 of Round 3 at UFC 237 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
ANALYSIS
It went in the books as a knockout victory for Alves, but the truth of the matter is that he slowly dissected Moraes over the course of the bout. He began throwing heavy leg kicks moments after the opening bell rang, and since Moraes never bothered to defend them, Alves kept firing away. When it was all said and done, Alves picked up a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus for the dominating effort. Never short on ability, it would be nice to see the Brazilian finally put together a quality win streak. He clearly has the talent to do so, and his performance on Saturday was a perfect example of what the 28-year-old is capable of when at his best.
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Booked for UFC 237
MiddleweightUFC
March 28, 2019
Alves is booked to fight Sergio Moraes at UFC 237 on May 11, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Alves most recently lost via second-round TKO to James Krause at UFC Lincoln last August, a defeat that required Alves to serve a 180-day medical suspension. Now healthy, the Brazilian will face a Sao Paolo native in Moraes who recently lost to Anthony Rocco Martin via unanimous decision in early March.
Dealt 180-day medical suspension
MiddleweightUFC
August 29, 2018
Alves has been dealt a 180-day medical suspension after his knockout loss to James Krause at UFC Lincoln this past weekend, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Alves was roughed up by Krause on Saturday, with a successful knee from his opponent being the key turning point in the fight. After being checked out after the fight, Alves has received a 180-day medical suspension, which will sidelined the 27-year-old for the foreseeable future. A physician can clear him earlier than that original timetable, though the report does indicate that Alves will have to sit out at least 60 days no matter what. His recent loss brings his record to 2-3 over his last five fights despite an impressive career record of 12-3.
Upset by James Krause on Saturday in Lincoln
MiddleweightUFC
August 25, 2018
Alves was defeated by James Krause via KO (punches) at 2:28 of Round 2 at UFC Lincoln on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Alves was outpointed in the first round as Krause peppered him with shots up the middle. Alves was not able to get off much offense, and he likely lost the round. At the start of the second round Alves and Krause started to brawl. A crash of heads caused a cut on Krause, but he was able to keep his composure and pressure "Governador." Krause landed a huge knee up the middle that wobbled Alves. The Brazilian could not regain his bearings and Krause poured on the strikes against the fence. The referee stopped the fight standing.
Set to fight James Krause at UFC Lincoln
MiddleweightUFC
July 25, 2018
Alves will take on James Krause on Aug. 25 at UFC Lincoln, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
It'll be a relatively quick turnaround for the Brazilian, who is coming off a TKO win over Sultan Alieve in May at Rio de Janeiro. The win was his second consecutive after he has previously lost his last two bouts, so he'll try to continue looking past that two fight skid when he enters the Octagon next month. He'll have to get past James Krause though, who enters the fight with momentum after winning his last four fights.
Earns TKO win over Sultan Aliev Saturday
MiddleweightUFC
May 12, 2018
Alves defeated Sultan Aliev via TKO (doctor's stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2 at UFC 224 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.
ANALYSIS
Long known as one of the more underrated fighters in the UFC's welterweight division, Alves leaned on his striking skills to put away Aliev. He landed 54 strikes compared to just 14 from his opponent and the damage done by Alves cause Aliev's right eye to swell so badly that the fight was stopped at the end of Round 2. It was the correct decision. If you're wondering about Alves' potential, this is a guy that has a first round submission win over Colby Covington under his belt. He's legit and worth keeping an eye on moving forward.