Eddie Alvarez is the new UFC lightweight champion!
To dos Anjos’ credit, he showed the heart of a warrior. He took a myriad of shots before referee Herb Dean stepped in to call for a halt to the bout.
Once Alvarez dazed him, he charged dos Anjos with a flying knee that didn’t connect. The momentum from the attempt forced both men to the ground, with dos Anjos landing on top.
Unfortunately for him, he was too rocked to take advantage.
Alvarez regained control and pummeled dos Anjos until the end. Will dos Anjos get an immediate rematch? That’s unclear.
His run as the champion wasn’t long enough to warrant an automatic shot at regaining his title. Time will tell, but for now, Alvarez has earned the right to celebrate.