Ahead of his return to the UFC octagon this evening at UFC St. Petersburg relive Alistair Overeem’s five most impressive knockout victories.
When Overeem showed up at his best, there were few, if any, in the history of the UFC heavyweight division who could match his blend of elite-tier kickboxing and vicious knockout power.
His career has, of course, seen its fair shares of ups and downs and up until this point, The Reem has failed to capture a UFC title but he will forever be remembered for his finest moments and the destruction he was able to bring to proceedings.
One failed attempt at winning UFC gold against Stipe Miocic and a pair of back-to-back KO defeats to Francis Ngannou and Alistair Overeem were enough to derail his title aspirations massively but now, he has the opportunity to get himself back on track.
With him set to return in the UFC St Petersburg headliner to face the dangerous submission artist Oleksiy Oliynyk, the UFC have paid tribute to his long and successful career – highlighting his top-5 career knockouts.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena