Alistair Overeem Alistair Overeem | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Alistair Overeem needed a win, and badly.

The multi-title heavyweight champ had been stopped in consecutive bouts after rebounding from a failed bid for the UFC belt. Sergei Pavlovich represented a chance to right the ship at UFC Beijing, which took place November 2018.

Overeem did exactly what he needed to do in the fight, stopping Pavlovich with a flurry of ground and pound in the opening frame. And in doing so, he kept alive his hopes of winning a UFC title to round out a collection that includes belts in Strikeforce, K-1 and DREAM.

In advance of Overeem’s UFC Vegas 18 headliner against ex-Bellator champ Alexander Volkov, check out the full video of the fight.

https://www.mmafighting.com/2021/1/30/22256764/ufc-free-fight-video-alistair-overeem-rebounds-at-ufc-beijing