A laser-target liver shot ended an action-packed clash.
Drew Dober (25-11, 1NC; 11-7, 1NC) and Rafael Alves (20-11, 1-2 UFC) put on a back-and-forth battle in their lightweight encounter on the UFC 277 preliminary card. Both contestants had moments to shine as the American showcased a more polished striking while Alves dominated the grappling exchanges. Yet, Dober's lethal punches prevailed in the third frame as the Elevation Fight Team standout fired a vicious left hook to the body. Alves collapsed on the canvas following the shot, and the end came at 1:33 of Round 3. Dober has now scored back-to-back victories by stoppage.