Alistair Overeem issues statement following brutal KO loss to Francis Ngannou

Alistair Overeem issues statement following brutal KO loss to Francis Ngannou.

The former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion, Overeem, squared off with dangerous knockout artist Francis Ngannou in the co-main event of tonight’s UFC 218 fight card in Detroit, Michigan.

As expected, it did not take long for one of the big men to connect with a massive strike. Unfortunately for fans of “The Reem”, it was Alistair who was on the receiving end of a massive left hook from Ngannou that sent the “Demolition Man” crashing to the canvas.

“The Predator’s” brutal knockout victory spawned a ton of reactions from his peers on social media, you can read those here.

Shortly following the conclusion of UFC 218, Alistair Overeem took to social media where he assured fans that he was ok and congratulated Francis Ngannou.

“No damage and all healthy thankfully.. unfortunately lost today. Props to @francis_ngannou, I got hit with a uppercut from he**, one of his specialities which we new were very dangerous. Some chill time now before back to the drawing-board” – Alistair Overeem

With his massive victory over former title challenger Alistair Overeem at UFC 218, Francis “The Predator” Ngannou is now expected to be the next man to challenge current heavyweight title holder Stipe Miocic.

As for Overeem, the feared striker can easily get back into the title mix with a win in his next octagon appearance.

Who would you like to see former UFC heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem fight in his next octagon appearance? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM