MMA Community reacts to Alistair Overeem stopping Sergey Pavlovich

Alistair Overeem

A heavyweight bout between former Strikeforce and DREAM champion Alistair Overeem and promotional newcomer Sergey Pavlovich co-headlined tonight’s UFC Beijing event.

Alistair Overeem entered tonight’s UFC Beijing event looking to rebound, this after suffering stoppage losses to Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou in his two most recent efforts.

Prior to those setbacks, “The Reem” was coming off back-to-back wins over opponents Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum.

Meanwhile, Sergey Pavlovich made his promotional debut at tonight’s event against Alistair Overeem. The Russian fighter entered tonight’s contest with a perfect 12-0 record, which included nine knockout victories.

After a back and forth opening few minutes, Alistair Overeem was able to score a takedown in the late stages of round one. From there “The Demolition Man” would proceed to unleash some nasty ground and pound which eventually forced the referee to step in and call a stop to the action.

Check out how the MMA community reacted after Alistair Overeem handed Sergey Pavlovich the first loss of his professional career in the UFC Beijing co-headliner.

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