Let’s run down the list of “Who’s Hot” and “Who’s Not” from UFC Fight Night 90: ‘Dos Anjos vs Alvarez’ which took place yesterday (Thurs., July 7, 2016), nominating the biggest winners and losers from the UFC Fight Pass event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kicked off a historic weekend of fights yesterday (Thurs., July 8, 2016) as the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada played host to a scintillating UFC Fight Night 90: ‘Dos Anjos vs Alvarez’ event, featuring the UFC Lightweight title fight pitting Rafael Dos Anjos against Eddie Alvarez.
In the end, Alvarez earned the UFC Lightweight Championship by halting Dos Anjos’ incredible five fight winning streak and title reign with a phenomenal performance (recap here). After wobbling the Brazilian with a right hook, Alvarez unleashed a ferocious flurry on the reigning champ to finish the fight via TKO late in the first round.
The co-main event featured a slobberknocker of a Heavyweight affair as Derrick Lewis eked out a split decision victory against rugged veteran Roy Nelson.
Check out the recap here.
With that quick overview of the night’s marquee bouts, here are your biggest winners, as well as the runners-up from Las Vegas.
Biggest Winner: Eddie Alvarez
The Underground King has been crowned.
Long before Eddie Alvarez ever stepped foot inside the Octagon, the Philadelphia native blazed a championship trail through major MMA organizations over a span of a decade.
It wasn’t easy at times, but Alvarez became well known for his grit and toughness he displayed inside and outside the cage.
When the former Bellator champ was finally released from his contractual purgatory and allowed to compete in UFC, it was almost unfathomable for fight fans to believe the journeyman had finally made it.
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