5 Times we loved watching fighters getting knocked out cold
- Fans rejoiced as these fighters dropped to the mat.
#3 ‘Bigfoot’ Silva humbles ‘Ubereem’
Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (19-11-1) is a Brazilian HW slugger with an MMA base of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), karate and judo. Alistair ‘The Reem’ Overeem (41-15-1) is a Dutch kickboxer and MMA fighter who has held world titles across notable combat sports organisations such as K-1, Strikeforce and DREAM. His MMA base is kickboxing and BJJ.
After making short work of Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 in 2011, Overeem failed a pre-fight drug test before his cancelled UFC title matchup against then-HW champion Junior Dos Santos. Overeem returned from his suspension at UFC 156 in 2013, to face BJJ specialist ‘Bigfoot’ Silva.
‘Ubereem’ came into the Bigfoot fight with a lot of hype behind him, disrespecting his opponent throughout the buildup to their three-round showdown.
A heavily muscled Overeem toyed around with Silva for the better part of three rounds, taunting him with his hands down. Overeem showed Silva no respect inside the cage, which turned around on the Dutch HW when Silva caught him with a series of brutal uppercuts against the fence.
Silva unleashed a series of heavy combinations on Overeem, knocking him out cold in round 3.
Bigfoot electrified the Vegas crowd by serving Alistair Overeem a slice of humble pie.Published 13 Feb 2017, 16:02 IST