Before Stipe Miocic fights Junior dos Santos at UFC 211, watch the current heavyweight champion rally from a knockdown to knockout Alistair Overeem at UFC 203.
Stipe Miocic is set to defend his UFC heavyweight title on Saturday, May 13th against Junior dos Santos, the last man to defeat him inside the Octagon. Miocic very nearly lost his belt at UFC 203, when Alistair Overeem dropped him early in round 1. After surviving the guillotine choke, Miocic finished strongly and put Overeem away with ground-and-pound shots that landed with pinpoint accuracy. It was a wild fight and a memorable night for Miocic in front of his adoring fans at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. You can watch the full video at the top of the page.
Here’s Tim Burke’s play-by-play:
Round 1 – Overeem moving early. Miocic chases him down and lands a right. Overeem with a kick and a straight left that hurts Miocic! Overeem goes for the guillotine but Miocic escapes! He literally chased Overeem all around the cage after he got out. Three punch combo from Miocic. Overeem returns fire. Big uppercut from Miocic hurts Overeem! Overeem is backing off. Miocic hit his with a left and a right and Ocereem is covering up. He circles away. He RUNS away. Miocic connects with another left. Overeem with a kick and now a left that stumbled Miocic! This is crazy. Body kick from Miocic. Overeem missing with punches. Miocic catches a side kick and starts beating up Overeem on the ground. Miocic with the rights and Overeem is out cold! Stipe Miocic defends his title in Cleveland! They’re going nuts!
Stipe Miocic defeats Alistair Overeem by KO (punches), 4:27 of round 1
And here’s how the BE community reacted to the finish:
UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 takes place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The night’s main card airs live on pay-per-view.