Thiago Alves to make UFC return

Updated: May 14, 2013, 6:44 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Former top UFC welterweight contender Thiago Alves will return to action for the first time in more than a year on Aug. 17 when he faces Matt Brown, the promotion officially announced on Tuesday.

The fight will take place at TD Garden in Boston.

Alves has not competed since March 3, 2012. After controlling most of the UFC on FX 2 main event, an overaggressive Alves got caught in a guillotine choke by Martin Kampmann and tapped at 4:12 of the third round.

In July 2009 at UFC ...

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