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UFC Fight Night 90 Las Vegas live results: Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC Fight Night 90: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event kicks off UFC's International Fight Week and is the first of three events spanning three consecutive nights in the biggest week in UFC history, capped off with UFC 200.

The event is headlined by UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos defending his championship against challenger and former Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez. In the co-main event, it will be heavyweight sluggers as Roy Nelson takes on Derrick Lewis. Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 6:30 PM eastern time with preliminary action all the way thru the main card.

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PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS- 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT)

WELTERWEIGHTS
VICENTE LUQUE (8-5-1, 1-1 UFC) VS. ALVARO HERRERA (9-3, 1-0 UFC)

ROUND 1- Luque with a leg kick to start. He lands another one that went low but they continue on. They trade left hands and Luque with a big leg kick but Herrera counters with a huge right hand. Luque with a body kick. Luque gets a brief takedown but they get right back up and clinch against the fence. Luque with a knee to the thigh. Luque trying hard for the takedown and he completes it. Luque with some punches and elbows from the top. Herrera looks to scramble out from the bottom. Luque with more elbows from the top. They get to their feet and Herrera lands a body punch. Herrera with a left hook and a spinning back elbow. Luque scores another takedown and some strikes from the top as the round ends. 10-9 Luque.

ROUND 2- Luque with a body punch then a left hook followed by a body kick. Luque with a leg kick. Luque grabs the single leg and is working for the takedown against the fence and scores it. Luque with punches from the top and then some elbows. Herrera tries to push off and get to his feet but Luque pulled himself right back in. Herrera gives up his back and Luque with some short punches. They get to their feet and Luque with a spinning elbow. Luque scores another easy takedown and back to landing punches from the top. Luque setting up for a choke and he might have it. He does and Herrera taps! Luque with the submission win. 

Official Result- Vicente Luque def. Alvaro Herrera by submission (D'arce choke) at 3:52 of Round 2

BANTAMWEIGHTS
MARCO BELTRAN (7-3, 2-0 UFC) VS. REGINALDO VIEIRA (13-3, 1-0 UFC)

ROUND 1- Vieira is a TUF Brazil winner. Vieira comes out with a big combination. Vieira just misses a big right hand and he goes in for a takedown and gets it. They get right back to their feet and Vieira going back for the takedown and gets it. They trade elbows on the mat. They get to their feet and Beltran with a short uppercut in the clinch. Vieira with another takedown but they get to their feet and break. Beltran with a leg kick. Vieira lands a right hand. Beltran with a left hook. Beltran lands a big knee as he has Vieira stunned from a left hook. Vieira lands a right hand and an uppercut. Beltran with a side kick and Vieira gets a takedown right as the horn sounds. 10-9 Beltran.

ROUND 2- They each miss on their opening striking attacks. Vieira lands a right hand but gets stunned on a counter from Beltran. Vieira comes back and hurts Beltran with some punches and in the clinch. They are swinging wildly against the fence and Vieira goes for a takedown. Beltran with some elbows. Vieira lifts Beltran up and takes him down near the center of the Octagon. Vieira with some punches from the top. Vieira gets to the feet and Beltran lands two upkicks that drop Vieira! They are both on the mat with leg locks. Vieira gives up his back to Beltran and Beltran grabs the neck. Vieira with a massive fence grab in an attempt to block but Beltran has the rear-naked choke locked in and Vieira taps! Beltran with a nice comeback win by submission.

Official Result- Marco Beltran def. Reginaldo Vieira by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:04 of Round 2

LIGHTWEIGHTS
GILBERT BURNS (11-1, 3-1 UFC) VS. LUKASZ SAJEWSKI (13-1, 0-1 UFC)

ROUND 1- Both men are coming off their first loss. Sajewski with some quick left hands. They trade body kicks and Burns lands an uppercut. Burns shoots in for a takedown but is unable to finish it. They trade right hands. Sajewski rocks Burns with some punches and they are trading right hands. Burns lands an uppercut. Burns with a kick right right below the belt and we have a break in action. They get back to action and Burns with some kicks. Burns with a right hand and Sajewski is hurt. Burns grabs the neck and is deep but Sajewski escapes. They clinch against the fence and both battle for positioning. They break the clinch and Burns with a big knee and right hand and Sajewski is hurt. Burns gets a takedown. Burns takes the back and is looking for the choke. Burns gets the armbar and Sajewski taps! Burns with the submission win.

Official Result- Gilbert Burns def. Lukasz Sajewski by submission (armbar) at 4:57 of Round 1

BANTAMWEIGHTS
FELIPE ARANTES (17-7-1 2 NC, 4-3-1 UFC) VS. JERROD SANDERS (15-2 1 NC, 1-1 1 NC UFC)

ROUND 1- Arantes with a leg kick and then a jumping high kick. Arantes with a leg kick and then drops Sanders with a right hand. Sanders looked for a takedown but Arantes is now looking for an anaconda choke. Arantes transitions to the back but Sanders scrambles and ends up on top. Sanders with some punches and he moves to the mount position against the fence. Sanders not doing much from the top and now lands punches as he gets to half-guard. Sanders with big punches from the top. Sanders with more big punches from the top and some elbows mixed in there. Sanders dominated from the top there. 10-9 Sanders.

ROUND 2- Sanders goes in for the takedown and Arantes defends for a moment but Sanders completes it. Arantes pushes him off but Sanders gets himself back into the guard of Arantes. Punches from the top by Sanders. Arantes looks for the armbar and he is able to get it! Comeback win from Arantes and Sanders submits. It was a verbal tap from Sanders who was in a lot of trouble.

Official Result- Felipe Arantes def. Jerrod Sanders by submission (armbar) at 1:39 of Round 2

BANTAMWEIGHTS
RUSSELL DOANE (14-5, 2-2 UFC) VS. PEDRO MUNHOZ (11-2 1 NC, 1-2 1 NC)

ROUND 1- Doane coming out with some big kicks to the body and left hands. Big body kick by Doane. Doane with a combo ending with a knee. Doane with another big left hand. Munhoz attempts a takedown but misses. Doane with some big left hands and Munhoz is hurt. They are throwing big punches and Munhoz gets a takedown and they scramble and Munhoz has the back. Muhoz with a guillotine choke locked in and Doane taps out! Another submission tonight as Munhoz comes from being hurt badly and gets the tap out of Doane.

Official Result- Pedro Munhoz def. Russell Doane by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:08 of Round 1

BANTAMWEIGHTS
ANTHONY BIRCHAK (12-3, 1-2 UFC) VS. DILENO LOPES (18-2, 0-1 UFC)

ROUND 1- Birchak with a body kick and Lopes is firing back with punches and has double underhooks. Lopes gets a brief takedown but they are scrambling against the fence. Lopes has the body locked. Lopes tries to drag this fight down but Birchak ends on top and lands punches. Lopes transitions and grabs the back and they stand. Birchak walks to his corner with Lopes on his back. Birchak with elbows to the thighs. Birchak gets him off and they scramble and Lopes pulls Birchak into his guard. Birchak passes and has control of Lopes' back. Birchack with a knee as they break. Birchak with a head kick and they are trading punches. Lopes gets the body lock and drags the fight to the mat and has the back of Birchak. Lopes has the body lock of Birchak as the round ends. Close round. 10-9 Lopes.

ROUND 2- Birchak with a leg kick. Each miss on their punches. Lopes with two big left hands. They trade short punches and Birchak with a high kick. They clinch and Birchak with short knees as he gets underhooks against the fence. They break and both men land big punches and both are on shaky legs. Birchak lands a nice combo. Lopes lands his own. Lopes tries a takedown but it is defended and they clinch against the fence. Birchak with knees to the legs of Lopes. Lopes looking for a takedown but eating punches from Birchak. Reversal from Birchak but Lopes grabs the neck for a moment but Birchak gets away. Knees to the body from Birchak. 10-9 Birchak, 19-19.

ROUND 3- Lopes with a leg kick. Birchak with a body kick. Birchak lands a big elbow. Lopes goes for a takedown but they scramble and Birchak lands a punch on the break. Birchak with a nice combo. Birchak with a knee. Birchak stuffs another takedown attempt from Lopes. Birchak lands some big punches that hurt Lopes. They are trading punches and Birchak is getting the better of it. Birchak stuffs a takedown and they clinch against the fence. Birchak with a right hand. Birchak with a leg kick. They trade kicks. Birchak stuffs another takedown. They trade punches as the fight ends. 10-9 Birchak, 29-28 Birchak.

Official Result- Anthony Birchak def. Dileno Lopes by split decision (27-30, 29-28, 29-28)

LIGHTWEIGHTS
JOHN MAKDESSI (13-5, 6-5 UFC) VS. MEHDI BAGHDAD (11-4, 0-1 UFC)

ROUND 1- Makdessi with a side kick. Baghdad with a leg kick but Makdessi catches the leg though he lets go. Baghdad lands a left hook and a leg kick. Baghdad with a leg kick. Makdessi lands a spin kick to the body. Baghdad with a leg kick but Makdessi grabs the leg and lands a right hand. They trade punches. Makdessi with a left hand to the body. Baghdad with a jab followed by a right hand and then lands a head kick. They trade punches. Baghdad with a right hand followed by a leg kick. Baghdad with another crisp combination. Right hand from Baghdad. They trade strikes. lose round. 10-9 Baghdad.

ROUND 2- Baghdad with a strong leg kick. Makdessi fires back with his own leg kick. They trade punches. Baghdad lands a right hand but Makdessi lands a big counterpunch. Makdessi with a spinning back kick to the leg. Baghdad slips on a punch. Makdessi with a nice combo. Makdessi with a leg kick. Baghdad with a leg kick. Baghdad misses a high kick. Makdessi just misses a wheel kick. Makdessi with a nice combo. Baghdad with a leg kick and then a right hand. Makdessi with a spinning back kick right to the body. Baghdad with a leg kick. They trade punches and leg kicks. Another close round. 10-9 Makdessi, 19-19.

ROUND 3- Baghdad with a big knee and Makdessi is in a lot of trouble as he goes down. They clinch and Baghdad goes for a flying armbar but misses it and Makdessi is now in the guard of Baghdad. Makdessi with some short punches from the top. They get back to their feet. Baghdad with a leg kick and Makdessi counters with a nice combo. Baghdad lands a massive left hook. They trade punches and Makdessi lands a big punch. Makdessi tries a takedown to no success. Baghdad just misses an uppercut. Baghdad with a leg kick. Makdessi misses a spinning kick. Baghdad with a leg kick. They start trading punches and Makdessi lands a big punch and Makdessi drops Baghdad and is pouring on the punches. Makdessi gets in the guard and lands from the top to end the fight. A close fight to call and Makdessi may have stolen it at the end. 10-9 Makdessi, 29-28 Makdessi.

Official Result- John Makdessi def. Mehdi Baghdad by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

WELTERWEIGHTS
MIKE PYLE (27-11-1, 10-6 UFC) VS. ALBERTO MINA (12-0, 2-0 UFC)

ROUND 1- Pyle with a leg kick. Mina just misses on his punches. Mina with a big leg kick. Mina with a right hand into a takedown and he is in the guard of Pyle. Not much going on down on the mat and they are stood up by the referee. Mina drops Pyle with a left hand and is landing a lot of punches looking to finish but he ends up in the guard as Pyle starts to recover. Mina with body punches on the ground. Mina with more punches inside the closed guard of Pyle. They get to their feet. Mina with another takedown as the round ends. 10-9 Mina.

ROUND 2- Mina gets Pyle down to the mat quickly but Pyle gets up. Mina misses a big punch. Pyle with a leg kick. Mina then lands a flying knee that sends Pyle to the mat and Mina finishes him off with big punches on the mat! Pyle is still down and hurt as Mina has scored the big knockout win in devastating fashion. Huge flying knee ended it all and Mina remains undefeated.

Official Result- Alberto Mina def. Mike Pyle by knockout (flying knee) at 1:17 of Round 2

MAIN CARD (UFC FIGHT PASS- 10 PM ET/7 PM PT)

LIGHTWEIGHTS
JOSEPH DUFFY (14-2, 2-1 UFC) VS. MITCH CLARKE (11-3, 2-3 UFC)

ROUND 1- Duffy drops Clarke with a right hand and quickly takes the back. He has a choke locked in and Clarke taps out! Duffy makes quick work of Clarke and gets the submission win! 

Official Result- Joseph Duffy def. Mitch Clarke by submission (rear-naked choke) at :25 of Round 1

WELTERWEIGHTS
ALAN JOUBAN (13-4, 4-2 UFC) VS. BELAL MUHAMMAD (9-0, 0-0 UFC)

ROUND 1- Jouban with a leg kick. Jouban with a low kick and we have a quick break. Jouban drops Muhammad with a left hand and goes into his guard. Muhammad sweeps back to his feet and scores a takedown. Muhammad with some left hands as they get to their feet. They break after Muhammad tries a sweep. Jouban with a body kick. Jouban with a leg kick. Jouban drops Muhammad with a big head kick and is looking to finish. Jouban with huge elbows and punches but Muhammad is surviving. Jouban with a knee to the body and is in side control. Big elbows from Jouban. They get to their feet and Muhammad somehow survived. They are clinched against the fence. Jouban with a leg kick as the round ends. 10-8 Jouban.

ROUND 2- Muhammad lands a right hand. Jouban with a body kick. They each land a solid punch. Muhammad lands a jab. Jouban lands a body kick. Jouban drops Muhammad again with a left hand but Muhammad quickly gets up and they clinch against the fence. They trade shots against the fence in the clinch. Muhammad looking for a takedown but it is defended and they break. Jouban with a head kick. Muhammad with a leg kick. Jouban with a body kick. Muhammad gets a late takedown and lands some punches. 10-9 Jouban, 20-17 Jouban.

ROUND 3- Jouban lands some kicks but Muhammad lands a right hand. Jouban with a leg kick and Muhammad shoots for a takedown but Jouban sprawls and defends. Muhammad with a heavy head kick. They trade punches again as both men have slowed down. Muhammad lands a solid combo and then a big right hand that has Jouban in trouble. Muhammad with a solid combo. Jouban with a body kick. Muhammad lands a big right hand. Muhammad has Jouban in a lot of trouble as he lands another big right hand and then another. Muhammad looking to finish as Jouban fires back. Muihammad with big right and left hands and an uppercut. Jouban in a lot of trouble but he survives to end the fight. Great fight. 10-9 Muhammad, 29-27 Jouban.

Official Result- Alan Jouban def. Belal Muhammad by unanimous decision (28-27, 29-28, 29-27)

HEAVYWEIGHTS
(#10) ROY NELSON (21-12, 8-8 UFC) VS. (#12) DERRICK LEWIS (15-4 1 NC, 6-2 UFC)

ROUND 1- These are some large men inside the Octagon. They trade and Lewis lands a knee to the body. They clinch against the fence. Not much happening as they remain in the clinch. Lewis with a head kick and then throws some big right hands. Nelson counters with a big takedown. Nelson in the half-guard. They get to their feet and Lewis rocks Nelson with a big knee to the body. Lewis pouring it on with big right hands and he has Nelson in a ton of trouble. Nelson is able to grab Lewis and work for a takedown against the fence. Lewis with a big elbow and Nelson is just hanging on. Nelson not doing anything as he is holding on and they are broken up again by John McCarthy. Lewis with big right hands and looking to finish. Lewis with a head kick. Nelson grabs the body and gets a takedown at the end of the round. Exciting round. 10-9 Lewis.

ROUND 2- Lewis with a right hand and then a flying knee. Nelson with a leg kick. Lewis with his own leg kick. Lewis with a head kick. Nelson misses a big right hand. Both men have slowed down. Lewis with a right hand and Nelson clinches with him. Nelson not doing much but gets a takedown into side control. Nelson with short punches on the ground. Nelson looking to mount but Lewis is able to get to his feet. Nelson takes the fight back to the mat. Lewis gets right back to his feet. They are clinched. Nelson gets another takedown into side control. Nelson with short punches on the mat. Lewis to his feet. Not as exciting as the first round. 10-9 Nelson, 19-19.

ROUND 3- Lewis with a double knee to the body. Both men are very tired. Nelson with the clinch and lands punches to the inside of the thigh of Lewis. Not much happening in the clinch. Nelson gets the takedown with not much defense from Lewis. Nelson in the half-guard landing small short punches. They get to their feet and Nelson lands a knee to the body. Lewis lands some elbows and Nelson takes him back down. They are clinched again. They are broken up. Big right hand from Lewis and Nelson clinches as the crowd boos. They break. Uppercut from Lewis. Big right hand from Lewis and Nelson is rocked and Lewis lands another to end the fight. Close round. 10-9 Lewis, 29-28 Lewis.

Official Result- Derrick Lewis def. Roy Nelson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
(C) RAFAEL DOS ANJOS (25-7, 14-5 UFC) VS. (#2) EDDIE ALVAREZ (27-4, 2-1 UFC)

ROUND 1- Alvarez with an inside leg kick. Alvarez with another. They each land a punch. Dos Anjos with a leg kick. Dos Anjos lands a big uppercut. Dos Anjos lands a left hand and then another. Alvarez gets a takedown but Dos Anjos grabs the neck. They get up and Dos Anjos lands a knee. Dos Anjos goes for a takedown. Alvarez with a big right hand and Dos Anjos is in a lot of trouble. Big uppercuts from Alvarez and Dos Anjos is in trouble. Alvarez with a flying knee but misses and Alvarez with a takedown. Dos Anjos is in a lot of trouble. Big uppercuts from Alvarez and Herb Dean steps in! Eddie Alvarez has finished Rafael Dos Anjos and is the new UFC Lightweight Champion!

Official Result- Eddie Alvarez def. Rafael Dos Anjos by TKO (punches) at 3:49 of Round 1