UFC star Alistair Overeem’s desires of dominating the heavyweight division are in tatters because the 40-year-old was knocked out by Alexander Volkov on Saturday evening.
Russian bruiser Volkov was at his blistering greatest as he dominated Overeem from the opening bell earlier than stopping him within the second minute of the second spherical.
Overeem, who has established himself as a UFC fan favorite, by no means had an opportunity within the octagon and was stalked from the opening moments.
The previous K1 World Grand Prix champion was damage by a tough jab earlier than Volkov sealed the knockout with a devastating hook.
Overeem fell to the ground and referee Jason Herzog stopped the bout to deal Volkov the most important win of his profession.
Volkov, who was ranked the No.6 MMA star on this planet earlier than the bout, will now probably transfer into the highest 5 following the victory.
“It’s my time,” the 32-year-old mentioned in his post-fight interview.
“For certain, I wish to battle for the belt. However we’ll see. We now have some good fights sooner or later at heavyweight.
“We’ll see the way it finishes and what might be my place, however I certainly desire a title shot.”