He obviously always paces himself and generally has a very low output in the fights. It seems more natural that he can't go in a crazy pace like trt Vitor or Costa that seemingly don't stop despite massive muscles. 3rd finishes come because that, when he recovers, he will be always more explosive and stronger than the opponent in the 3rd. Thorough his long career he always did this. He's just a sprinter and not a long distance runner.