This round was the icing on the proverbial cake.



After throwing a few more leg kicks, Howard tried for a takedown but again, Thiago stuffed it.



Rogan noted throughout this round that if Howard lost the fight, he would see that even his own striking game has holes, and that he'd be a better fighter for it.



It's tough to say Thiago wasn't winning this round, and as far as him being back goes...



Alves won the fight 30-27 in a bout that was lopsided, so is the man back, even after spending much of the third round counter-punching and knocking Howard down with about 2:40 left in the third?



I should say so.