Alves being some lethal striker is a myth. He does have some nice leg kicks. But he is short in all areas. His hands are average, very average. The last time he stopped anyone with strikes was at UFC 85 vs. a starting to be over the hill Matt Hughes. And everyone went nuts and he still lives off that win.
He was busting up Kampmann on the feet, never will understand why he went for that stupid takedown but regardless, still was winning the fight. He dropped Abedi, owned John Howard on the feet and before he was crushing cans he completely owned Karo(back when he was relevant), Lytle, Koscheck, and Hughes. Not to mention he was lighting Story up in the third round of their fight.
I'm the only Alves nuthugger left though, so maybe I'm just biased but yeah, you won't find many with better leg kicks.