A key heavyweight scrap between perennial contenders Alistair Overeem (41-14-1 MMA) and Andrei Arlovski (25-12 MMA) headlined today’s UFC Fight Night 87 event in Rotterdam.
Round one begins and Arlovski presses forward with punches. He lands a good knee to the body of Overeem. Alistair is circling. Arlovski grabs a hold of him and Overeem lands a knee from the clinch. The fighters break and Overeem lands a knee. Arlovski with a right hand that misses. “The Reem” comes forward with punches and lands a knee from the clinch. Big right hand thrown by Arlovski but it misses. Good body kick by Alistair and then a leg kick. Arlovski misses with a right hook. He kicks the thigh of Overeem. Alistair returns fire with the same push kick. The clinch and Overeem lands a knee and then a trip. He jumps in to the guard of Arlovski and begins working some rights to the body and head. Good shot from the bottom by Arlovski. Overeem replies with a thunderous right hand. Good upkick from Andrei pushes Overeem back to his feet to end round one.
Round two begins and Overeem fakes with a kick. Arlovski just misses with a right hand. Excellent comination from “The Reem”. Arlovski fires back with an overhand right. Good body kick and then a left hand from Overeem. Arlovski is down. Alistair with punches from the top. It is all over!
Alistair Overeem defeats Andrei Arlovski via TKO at 1:12 of round 2