Alistair Overeem was “flabbergasted” by how easily Stipe Miocic beat Fabricio Werdum

May 18, 2016 10:06 am by Evan Bell

This past weekend in Curitiba, Brazil, Stipe Miocic shocked the world as he picked up an incredible one-punch knockout win over UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. Miocic landed a right hook as Werdum rushed forward, and put the heavyweight champ to sleep in the very first round to claim the UFC heavyweight championship.

One man who was “flabbergasted” by the quick win was the self-proclaimed heavyweight #1 contender, Alistair Overeem, who spoke on SiriusXMRush’s Toe-2-Toe with Brian Stann.

MMAFighting has the transcription:

“When I saw the fight I was actually flabbergasted how easily [Miocic] won. I would never have expected him to knock Fabricio out in the two-minute mark, two and a half minutes. Fairly easy. Not that many significant strikes landed before. Basically it was a right hook and then another right and that was the end of that.

“I definitely would have given Fabricio Werdum the home-field advantage. I mean, this was a soccer stadium filled with 45,000 Brazilians, it’s hostile territory for any outsider to fight there. That definitely does give the home fighter an advantage I think but Stipe just went in there and blasted his way to victory in two and a half minutes so congratulations to Stipe. An unexpected win in my book.”


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