Ahead of his eagerly-awaited rematch with Dustin Poirier at UFC Calgary this weekend, relive the TKO victory that earned Eddie Alvarez his UFC title back to 2016.
Alvarez may have lost his belt in brutal fashion after a one-sided beating at the hands of Conor McGregor, but the manner in which he has managed to rebound from the biggest setback of his career has been admirable.
Beating Justin Gaethje in his last UFC outing, Alvarez has doubled his stock within the mainstream eye after re-emerging from the ashes as an even more violent and entertaining version of himself.
With a rematch against Dustin Poirier on the cards for UFC Calgary this weekend, Eddie will have the perfect opportunity to reinsert himself into the title-picture.
As a former champion in pretty much every organisation he has ever fought in, the defining moment in the career of the Underground King came when he bested then-champ Rafael dos Anjos – a man who many had pegged as a potential 155lb G.O.A.T down the line.
Beating RDA was one thing but in getting him out of there in the very first round, Eddie managed to make his first major splash in the UFC after a few less-than-phenomenal performances.
Relive Alvarez’s upset TKO victory below:
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