Twitter Reacts as Alexander Volkov Bloodies up Alistair Overeem in a Walk-off Knockout

Published 02/06/2021, 11:40 PM EST


The main event at UFC Vegas 18 saw Alistair Overeem take on a tough challenge in Alexander Volkov. The heavyweight bout between the two men would have significant implications on the title picture in a buzzing heavyweight division right now. The winner of the fight would have put themselves in a prime position for a title shot. 

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Drago’ came into the fight on the back of an impressive TKO win over Walt Harris; ‘The Demolition Man’ was on a two-fight win streak.

Despite having been a champion in almost every organization he has ever fought in, the UFC belt has always eluded ‘The Reem’. The MMA pioneer has stated that this will be his last run towards a UFC title, as he does not expect himself to fight much longer. 

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However, it was not the fairy tale ending that everyone would have hoped for as Volkov stopped Overeem in the second round of the fight.

Read: WATCH: Cory Sandhagen lands KO of the year as he puts UFC legend Frankie Edgar to sleep in 28 seconds 

Twitter reacts as Alexander Volkov demolishes Alistair Overeem 

Derrick Lewis who fights later this month had an interesting take on the result of the fight.

Shaheen Al-Shatti of The Athletic took to Twitter to comment on the unforgiving nature of the fight game as fans witnessed two all-time greats being stopped in brutal fashion today.

Jimmy Smith took to Twitter to share his views on what could potentially be Overeem’s last fight in a UFC octagon

A fan tweeted a picture of Alexander Volkov and Alistair Overeem embracing each other after a hard-fought fight.

Bantamweight title challenger ‘Funkmaster‘ who fights for the title next month took to Twitter to comment on the imposing stature of Volkov.

Another fan took to Twitter to applaud Volkov for a brilliant performance.

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‘Drago’ extended his win streak to 2-0. Both wins have come via second-round stoppage. Volkov is looking like a man reinvigorated after his loss to Curtis Blaydes.

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Volkov has now put himself in the conversation for a title shot with two impressive back-to-back wins. What do you think should be next for Alexander Volkov? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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