Rafael Alves had an interesting showing over the weekend against Drew Dober during the UFC 277 prelims.
Alves was all about styling on Dober and pushing his luck – sadly that backfired but not before he delivered this epic moment.
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Dober vs Alves: The Battle of the Chads pic.twitter.com/7QPxPSSdZ4
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Dober would go on to make Alves pay for the display of bravado floring him with a body shot during the second minute of the third round.
This was Dober’s second straight win after two losses.
— Shakiel Mahjouri (@Shak_Fu) July 31, 2022
Dober got a performance of the night bonus with this victory. After the fact he had an interview Laura Sanko during which he explained:
“I felt like he was gassing himself out his excitement and nervous energy was getting a little tired.”
” So the game plan for us was to stay calm and cool and collected, because I love exciting ”
“but I want to draw it into his game. So I was gonna let him blow his energy and then take advantage of after the fact”
“And when he started spinning, dancing and jumping. I was like, he’s very athletic. I can’t keep up with that. I’ll just wait till after he’s done.”
“I was I was headhunting a bit. And he was really hard to hit. And then I realized that his body was opening up and then, you know, I advise my coaches and then Terence Crawford in the in the audience told me to go to the body. So I ended up finding it and it was beautiful.”
And as for what’s next: