Alistair Overeem had a really rough night at UFC 225 as he was yet again demolished by another heavyweight prospect…
It seems former K-1, Strikeforce and DREAM champion Alistair Overeem’s glory days are truly behind him. UFC 225 saw the Dutch kickboxer matched with another hard-hitting heavyweight in Curtis Blaydes, in a fight that was tough to call prior to last night.
Although Blaydes is 11 years younger than Overeem, the former NCAA wrestler was facing a far more experienced and seasoned striker. There was a time that ‘The Demolition Man’ was hailed as having the best striking in all MMA.
Few expected The Reem to come out of last night’s bout looking like this:
Busted Open By Blades
Blaydes simply had Overeem too worried about getting taken down. As you’ll see in the video below, The Reem was gunshy the whole fight, by the time the third round came, the Dutchman was already a beaten man.
Only a finish would secure a win for Overeem by that point, but it was Blaydes who would score a gruesome ending.
Watch as Blaydes busts Overeem open for a nasty elbow finish in round three:
UFC 225 Results List
Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero (middleweight title fight) – Whittaker def. Romero via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Rafael dos Anjos vs Colby Covington (interim welterweight title fight) – Covington def. dos Anjos via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
Holly Holm vs Megan Anderson (women’s featherweight bout) – Holm def. Anderson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Andre Arlovski vs Tai Tuivasa (heavyweight bout) Tuivasa def. Arlovski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
CM Punk vs Mike Jackson (welterweight bout) – Jackson def. Punk via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Alistair Overeem vs Curtis Blaydes (heavyweight bout) – Blaydes def. Overeem via KO (elbows) – Round 3, 3:53
Claudia Gadelha vs Carla Esparza (women’s strawweight bout) – Gadelha def. Esparza via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ricardo Lamas vs Mirsad Bektic (men’s featherweight bout) – Bektic def. Lamas via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Rashid Coulter vs Chris de la Rocha (heavyweight bout) – De La Rocha def. Coulter via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:53
Rashad Evans vs Anthony Smith (light-heavyweight bout) – Smith def. Evans via KO (knee), Round 1, 0:53
Joseph Benavidez vs Sergio Pettis (men’s flyweight bout) – Pettis def. Benavidez via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Clay Guida vs Charles Oliveira (lightweight bout) – Oliveira def. Guida via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:18
Mike Santiago vs Dan Ige (men’s featherweight bout) – Ige def. Santiago via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:50