Alistair Overeem shut down the hype-train that followed the hulking Russian in dominant fashion, finishing his opponent with some brutal ground-and-pound.
You just cannot ever count The Reem out it seems.
Just when the man looks to be on the way out of the UFC heavyweight title-picture, he finds a way to keep his name relevant.
Sergei Pavlovich came into his UFC debut with a perfect 12-0 record and some serious noise behind him.
One look at his massive frame would be enough to scare most off but when the octagon doors closed behind himself and the legendary Dutch kickboxer, it was the veteran who had the tools needed to get the job done.
Overeem just killed a guy pic.twitter.com/WdHhZxxJEv
— Purveyor of old men fights (@ABoxingCasual) November 24, 2018
Overeem did, of course, lose out in brutal fashion to both of the men competing in the UFC Beijing main-event, Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou, but with this win, he has once again reminded us why he has been floating around the upper echelons of the sport for so long.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena