Six Biggest Takeaways From UFC 218


5. Eddie Alvarez Proves To Be UFC’s Most Violent Man

Alvarez’s fight with Justin Gaethje lived up to its violent expectations. Gaethje entered the bout 18-0, with violent finishes making up the win column.

Alvarez proved to be the last man standing in a war of attrition that saw both men nearly finished at one point or another.

But it was the crisp boxing and Muay Thai of Alvarez that won the day. The Philadelphia native outworked Gaethje for the first two rounds before he kneed the former WSOF champion into unconsciousness.

As a former UFC lightweight champion, Alvarez’ case for another shot at UFC gold got a little stronger.