UFC Fight Night Beijing sees some heavy hitters headlining the card. In the Co-Main, Alistair Overeem takes on undefeated Sergei Pavlovich. The K-1 Kickboxing Champion Overeem looks to get back to his winning ways after several knockout losses, one to each half of the main event. While Pavlovich looks to assert himself in the division.
The first ever UFC event held in the capital of China, Beijing, Fight night 141 took place earlier this morning. Like usual tradition, the card showcased home talent with some bigger names to bulk out the card. With Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes having their rematch in the main event. Ngannou winning their first fight via doctor stoppage after basically closing Blades’ eye.
UFC Veteran Alistair Overeem is one of the most decorated strikers in the UFC, period. With a background of K-1 Kickboxing, PRIDE and Strikeforce he is no stranger to throwing strikes. His opponent, Sergei Pavlovich making his UFC debut against a very dangerous opponent.
Overeem coming off of 2 devastating knockout losses, had fans torn on whether he still has it in him. Altogether Overeem has suffered 13 KO/TKO losses out of his 17 total fights. That’s a lot of damage to the brain and a fighter’s pride. Where not much has been heard about Sergei, never overlook a fighter look what happened in McGregor Diaz 1.
The first round of the fight started slow, both fighters gauging each other out as per usual. The odd few strikes landing here and there. Overeem seemed better and readier for full fight. Until the final moments.
Overeem seemed great, landing brutal knees in the clinch and a great few punches. He then pushed for the outside trip which he landed flush and perfectly. Slamming Pavlovich to the ground which was bound to cause some extra damage. It was when Overeem dropped into guard and started landing huge hammer fists, repeatedly, smashing Sergey into the mat until he couldn’t cover up anymore.
Overeem just killed a guy pic.twitter.com/WdHhZxxJEv
— A Casual (@ABoxingCasual) November 24, 2018
With 22 KO’s on his record who’s next for The Demolition Man? Perhaps we could see Overeem climb back up the ranks.
Curtis Blaydes vs. Francis Ngannou
Alistair Overeem def. Sergey Pavlovich via first-round TKO (4:21)
Yadong Song def. Vince Morales via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Li Jingliang def. David Zawada via third-round TKO (4:07)
Alex Morono def. Kenan Song via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Wu Yanan def. Lauren Mueller via submission (armbar) at 4:00 of round one
Rashad Coulter def. Hu Yaozong via unanimous decision (29-28. 29-28, 30-27)
Weili Zhang def. Jessica Aguilar via submission (armbar) at 3:41 of round one
Pingyuan Liu def. Martin Day via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Yan Xiaonan def. Syuri Kondo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kevin Holland def. John Phillips via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:05 of round three
Louis Smolka def. Su Mudaerji via submission (armbar) (R2, 2:07)