Alistair Overeem scores brutal knockout win over Mark Hunt at UFC 209
Mar 07 2017
Initially, outlets were reporting that Mark Hunt could be sidelined for a while, as the heavyweight reported he broke his tibia at UFC 209, but apparently that's not the case. The man known as the "Super Samoan" revealed on his Instagram account afterwards that he had broken his leg but it is unclear at what stage of the fight he suffered the injury.
The duo kicked off the main card in a rematch from their first encounter back in 2008, and on that occasion, it took Overeem just over one minute to lock in an Americana submission hold to pick up the victory. Hunt has been on public campaign against performance-enhancing drug users in the UFC, including filing a lawsuit to change the way such fighters are sanctioned. White calls Alistair Overeem's situation a struggle.
However, situations like Overeem's can become more complex due to the ban.
The third round saw the vicious knockout, a big right hand set it all up for Overeem as he forced Hunt into the fence, and as you'll be able to see in the videos below, Overeem landed a couple of explosive knees to end the fight in the third.
Alistair Overeem may get another shot at the heavyweight title after all. Having begun his mixed martial arts career in 1999 and now 58 fights deep as a professional, Overeem made it clear that he's not ready to hang up his gloves. I've fought him once before.
Dana White came to the defense of Overeem during the post-fight conference saying that the fighter never told anyone what he was going through.