Posted by Amy Kaplan @amykaplan33
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Eddie Alvarez has taken the lightweight belt from reigning champ Rafael dos Anjos in just under four minutes at UFC Fight Night Vegas.

With the exception of a lackluster submission attempt from Dos Anjos, Alvarez owned every second of round one. He almost dropped him early in the round, but Dos Anjos was never able to recover.

Alvarez "let the dog out" and landed strike after strike to the former champ.

The bout was stopped at 3:49 due to punches.

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