Alistair Overeem took a bit of a nap at UFC 218 in Detroit.
The heavyweight fighter suffered defeat by knockout via Francis Ngannou’s left fist in the first round of their bout at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday. In knocking out Overeem, Ngannou solidified himself as the No. 1 contender to current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.
Here’s video of Ngannou’s devastating KO:
This photo sums things up perfectly:
Overeem appears to be OK, though: He provided update on his health Sunday morning via Twitter while also throwing some praise toward Ngannou.
Let’s hope Overeem gets back in the octagon sooner rather than later.
UFC 218 also was headlined by a featherweight bout between champion Max Holloway and challenger Jose Aldo, considered by many to be the greatest featherweight of all time. But Aldo looked washed up Saturday night, as he lost via third-round TKO.
Thumbnail photo via Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports Images
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