Fabricio Werdum wasn’t the only one caught off guard by Stipe Miocic’s right hook.
This past weekend, Miocic surprised quite a few doubters by going into Brazil and knocking out the defending champion Werdum in his own backyard. Heading into the fight some were beginning to argue for Werdum as the greatest heavyweight in MMA history and most expected that were Miocic to win it would have to be by decision. Needless to say that notion was very wrong. Miocic knocked Werdum out cold with a short right hook while backing up, shocking the MMA world including his potential future foe, Alistair Overeem. In an interview on SiriusXM Rush’s Toe-2-Toe with Brian Stann, Overeem discussed his surprise at the outcome of the fight.
“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.”
Overeem is coming off his own impressive victory, knocking out the sixth-ranked Andrei Arlovski with a leaping front kick and follow up punches in the second round of UFC Fight Night 87 less than two weeks ago. The win marked Overeem’s fourth in a row (the longest active win streak in the UFC ….View full article
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