14 May - 
Warlley Alves had every reason to dance after UFC 237 win – and so he flossed

RIO DE JANEIRO – The floss said it all.

Backstage at Jeunesse Arena, UFC welterweight Warlley Alves did his best rendition of the viral dance. He also made it rain with imaginary money.

At that point, a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus wasn’t a lock. But with a knockout win over Sergio Moraes (14-5-1 MMA, 8-4-1 UFC) at UFC 237, Alves (13-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) was certain of bigger paydays ahead.

“Look at this,” he said, interrupting his interview to dance.

So far, Alves is 7-3 in the octagon. But this past Saturday’s bout might have been the most important of his career since his win on the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.”

“It’s really, really important, so I trained every day,” Alves said. “God gave me this moment. God gave me this gift. This is the last fight on my contract. I’ll go renew my contract in the UFC. I feel so happy.”

You can imagine the dancing when he picked up the extra $50,000.

For complete coverage of UFC 237, check out the UFC Events section of the site.