Stipe Miocic Knocks Out Alistair Overeem In The First To Retain His UFC Heavyweight Title

The UFC heavyweight title has been a hot potato for years. Since its inception, really. Cain Velasquez was the last man to defend his title, all the way back in 2013. Before that, the last man to defend his UFC HW title twice was Brock Lesnar in 2010. Now, Ohio was looking at their own son, Stipe Miocic, to defend his new title to Alistair Overeem, one of the best heavyweights ever.

Overeem has won the Dream heavyweight title, the Strikeforce heavyweight title and won the K-1 HW GP. The only title that evaded his grasp was a Pride title and a UFC belt. Tonight, he fell short, again.

Things were looking good for the Reem early, as things often do:

But quickly, Stipe survived Reem’s dangerous guillotine, regained his legs, then was able to land shots of his own. Overeem looked tentative, and was letting his defenses down, then, Miocic ended up on top and rained down the punches which put Overeem completely asleep.

Miocic has now defended his title, and he looked great doing it. Things definitely got interesting when Overeem said he felt a “tap” while holding the guillotine, which led Overeem to let go. The Ohio fans booed extremely loudly at this, and multiple replays showed nothing.

Ohio, naturally, loved every second of it: