It’s no secret that Alistair Overeem is dangerous on the feet, and as he proved in 2016, he’s dangerous with his feet, as well.
The decorated striker has faced a who’s who list of MMA for nearly 20 years, and in May 2016, it was former UFC champ Andrei Arlovski’s chance to stand across the cage from “The Reem.” Fighting in the Netherland in the main event of UFC Fight Night 87, Overeem capped off a banner night for Dutch athletes, with Stefan Struve and Germaine de Randamie also picking up victories on the night’s main card.
All three of those fighters picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, as well, and the fans left the Rotterdam Ahoy buzzing after Overeem’s leaping front kick landed clean, sending Arlovski to the canvas in the second round. Overeem then followed with punches to earn the TKO win.
Overeem (45-17 MMA, 10-6 UFC) returns to action at next week’s UFC on ESPN 7 event, when he takes on undefeated slugger Jairzinho Rozenstruik (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC). In the meantime, check out Overeem’s handiwork against Arlovski.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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