A fight recap written by Lee Sonogan
Originally published on entertainmentcultureonline.com
UFCDC – This heavyweight fight at the American capital provided former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion and 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion against an undefeated fighter of Rozenstruik. Having seen some of Alistair’s fights and being a favourite player to use UFC 2, Jairzinho Rozenstruik was a name I have not heard of before. The Demolition Man’s record is now 45 – 18 – 0 with this well-deserved winner of Jairzinho Rozenstruika at a perfect 10 (10 – 0 – 0 (Round 5 – 4:56)).
Fairly long as nearly going five rounds, it was a lacklustre main event. From what I have seen, no one expected it to actually go this long. Taking their time advancing in different ways, they held back a lot of their explosive power most of the time. Overeem did pull off some interesting defensive kicks, although “Bigi Boy” Rozenstruik kept up his strikes out through the match and the scoreboard.
Then Overeem bled a lot. With Bigi Boy getting more opportunities to land big combinations, one uppercut and a right hand split his face open, knocking him back into the cage. There is a graphic image of him after the fight and he is still smiling. Finally, a KO punches to end it right before the bell.
Controversy in the quiet ref end call? or the time was up already? Not the most entertaining long fight I have seen while it did show some technicality in it through. The intensity in small pockets of each round. Some moments on the ground. You could say Overeem is getting old although you could say that Rozenstuik has the endurance factor. More recaps on fights when UFC returns to Las Vegas for UFC 245. Either the Featherweight championship or the women Bantamweight title bout. Maybe both as I want to write and learn more about mixed martial arts.