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UFC 277 highlights: Drew Dobers stops Rafael Alves with vicious hook to the body

Drew Dober continued his lightweight comeback earlier tonight (Sat., July 30, 2022) at UFC 277 live on ESPN+ (PPV)/ABC/ESPN from inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Tex., when the veteran fighter stopped a very game Rafael Alves with a third-round knockout (punch to the body).

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE-DIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Sat., July 30, 2022, for the first time in almost four years, headlined by a thrilling women’s Bantamweight championship rematch between division queenpin, Julianna Peña, attempt her first successful title defense against former titleholder and current women’s Featherweight champion, Amanda Nunes. In UFC 277’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, an interim Flyweight champion will be crowned when former titleholder, Brandon Moreno, runs it back with Kai Kara-France.

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Dober and Alves locked horns from the opening bell and delivered on the wild fight they had promised. Both lightweights had their moments, but it was Dober who landed the more meaningful shots. Dober’s power was apparent and he delivered it in a variety of ways. Alves regained some steam after breaking for an eye poke and nearly scored a comeback finish. However, Dober sustained the blow and dug deep to launch a perfect left hook to the body in Round 3 that instantly slumped Alves for the finish.

Check out the final moments below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:

Dober, 33, has now won two fights in a row after losing two straight against Islam Makhachev and Brad Riddell. The veteran fighter looks to be resurging in the jam-packed lightweight division and has enough pop on the feet to make some noise in the top 15. It will be interesting to see who Dober’s fights next, especially if he’s aiming for Fight of the Night every time out.

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