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Gruesome Injury! Alistair Overeem Suffers Busted Lips Against Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Gruesome Injury! Alistair Overeem Suffers Busted Lips Against Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Alistair Overeem

What a night it was for the fight fans! UFC on ESPN 7 saw some great fights starting from the vicious knockout by Makhmud Muradov. it also saw a three-round war between Rob Font and Ricky Simon. It saw the comeback of Aspen Ladd after her first loss in UFC. And we finished the night with a brutal knock out by Jairzinho Rozenstruik against Alistair Overeem.

Jairzinho Rozenstruik took on the former heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem in tonight’s main event. It’s needless to say that with two heavyweights in the ring, the fans were expecting a knockout. Well, the fans got what they wanted as Jairzinho Rozenstruik tagged Overeem with a powerful right and destroyed his face.

Overeem was winning the fight until he was not. Both fighters started things cautiously and barely threw any heavy punch. Overeem asserted his dominance on the ground as he controlled Rozenstruik on the ground. However, it was pretty even on the feet.

Overeem was landing frequently while Rozenstruik was landing heavy. However, it is safe to say that Overeem had more significant strikes in the fight and more control on the ground. Going into the final round the only thing Overeem had to do was not get finished. However, when you are up against Rozenstruik who possesses one-punch knockout power the fight can end at any point.

Rozenstruik was breathing heavy during the final minutes. He did go for the finish on several occasions in the 4th and 5th round, but Overeem blocked Rozenstruik’s strikes. However, in the final minute of the fight, Rozenstruik went for one last kill and threw a right hand that busted Overeem’s upper lip and the referee stopped the fight at 4.56 minute of round 5.

Interestingly, Rozenstruik did not intend to inflict more damage after that one shot as he walked away. Overeem popped right back up to his feet to continue the fight. However, the referee saw Overeem was wabbling and he decided to stop the fight.

With this win, Rozenstruik is still unbeaten in his MMA career. Before the fight with Overeem, Rozenstruik called out the most feared man in the heavyweight division, Francis Ngannou. Well, with the power both of these men possess, it is going to be a short fight if they ever face other in the octagon.

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