Eddie Alvarez
Jul 7, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Eddie Alvarez reacts following his victory against Rafael Dos Anjos during UFC Fight Night at MGM Grand Graden Arena. (Joshua Dahl-USA TODAY Sports)

The first of three big fight events kicked off with a bang last night with UFC Fight Night 90 featuring Rafael Dos Anjos defending his Lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez. The card was stacked and loaded from the under-card to the main card. If you’re a fan of submission finishes then the under-card had you on the edge of your seat as it featured a total of five submission victories out of eight bouts in the under-card alone. Here are the quick results.

Undercard

  • Vicente Luque def. Alvaro Herrera via second-round submission (D’Arce choke).
  • Marco Beltran def. Reginaldo Vieira via second-round submission (rear-naked choke).
  • Gilbert Burns def. Lukasz Sajewski via first-round submission (armbar).
  • Felipe Arantes def. Jerrod Sanders via second-round submission (armbar).
  • Pedro Munhoz def. Russell Doane via first-round submission (guillotine).
  • Anthony Birchak def. Dileno Lopes via split decision.
  • John Makdessi def. Mehdi Baghdad via split decision.
  • Albert Mina def. Mike Pyle via second-round knockout. (Flying knee, punches).

Now for the main card I’ll also give the results with a brief summary until the main event.

Main Card

Joe Duffy def. Mitch Clarke via first-round submission (rear-naked choke).

Well this was definitely the quickest fight of the night. Duffy’s time is definitely now. He landed a straight right hand sending Clarke to the ground seconds later Clarke was tapping. The fight was so quick there’s not much to say, besides that the dude is for real.

Alan Jouban def. Belal Muhammad via unanimous decision.

This was an instant classic! Probably the best fight of the night as these two went to war putting on a show for the whole MMA world. After the first two rounds, Muhammad showed the world how tough him and his chin are after eating a huge kick dropping him, and being dropped again by punches and somehow he still managed to recover and defend himself. Jouban had the advantage to put away Muhammad twice early, but couldn’t manage to do so. Muhammad came out swinging in the third round looking for the KO as it would’ve been a heck of a comeback, but came up short. Muhammad definitely showed toughness and heart in this losing effort.

Derrick Lewis def. Roy Nelson via split decision.

At first this seemed like a fight that you did not want to blink, because in an instant one of these two big boys could be down in a matter of seconds. Well that didn’t happen. The fight was back and forth and at times Lewis threw some big shots, but Nelson defended well. Nelson landed four significant strikes in the fight, but couldn’t pull out the win. Fans thought Nelson should’ve won and Lewis started cursing at the crowd over the reaction when his arms were raised.

Eddie Alvarez def. Rafael Dos Anjos via TKO first-round (punches).

We just witnessed history ladies and gentleman as Eddie “The underground King” Alvarez becomes the first fighter to hold a UFC title belt and a Bellator title belt. What a performance by Alvarez as this fight could’ve gone either way. Dos Anjos famously was supposed to fight Conor McGregor back in March, but had to pull out due to a broken foot he sustained at camp, so that was a concern for him coming into the fight. Alvarez quickly landed a hard inside leg kick, and Dos Anjos came back quickly with a huge knee but Alvarez still stayed on his feet as he ate it. The two took turns tagging each other, but it wasn’t long until Alvarez fully took over rocking the champ relentlessly unloading with punches and upper cuts. Dos Anjos showed heart as he continued to survive all that he could dazed and next thing you know he took a hard flying knee. Dos Anjos didn’t recover after that as Eddie continued to unload causing Herb Dean to stop the fight in the closing minute of the first-round. AND NEW!!!! What a night, what a fight as we have a new lightweight champion.

Alvarez would go on to call out Conor McGregor afterwards saying he’s tired of fighting all the top guys, and would like an easier opponent for once. We all know that won’t sit well with Conor, but it’ll be a while before a fight happens with Conor fighting Nate Diaz next month at UFC 202. The fights continue tonight from Vegas with the TUF Finale featuring Team Joanna vs Team Claudia.

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