Apparently the "Dolce Diet" was just what the "Pitbull" needed.
Fans came into this match-up wondering if Alves would even make weight. They left it wondering how "Doomsday" managed to survive.
The Brazilian once again showed that he is a force to be reckoned with in the 170-pound division.
The "Pitbull" came out light on his feet and landed brutal kicks to Howard's legs, mixing in a few knees from the Thai Plum and even landing a big takedown slam.
Alves claimed the opening frame and never looked back.
The former division number one contender came out strong again in the second round and continued to pick Howard apart. The Muay Thai that made him famous finally made a big return and "Doomsday" had absolutely no answer for it.
In the third, he dropped Howard and put an exclamation point on a dominating performance. If this "Pitbull" shows up each and every fight, he could be back at the top in no time.
This marks the first victory for Alves since a unanimous decision win over Josh Koscheck back in 2008.
How about it Maniacs, what was your impression of the new and improved "Pitbull?"