The former K-1, Strikeforce and Dream world champion Alistair Overeem entered this fight with a pro mma record of 43-15-0 (88% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 heavyweight in the world. ‘The Reem’ lost to current #1 Ufc Hw champion Stipe Miocic in 2016 (=Miocic vs Overeem) but then he has won over Mark Hunt (=Overeem vs Hunt 2) and Fabricio Werdum (=Werdum vs Overeem 3).
His opponent, Francis Ngannou, has a record of 10-1-0 (100% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Zoumana Cisse at his second pro mma fight in 2013, since then he has won nine consecutive fights beating Bojan Mihajlovic, Anthony Hamilton and Andrei Arlovski in his last three (=Arlovski vs Ngannou). Ngannou vs Overeem is on the undercard of Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo 2 – UFC 218. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 218: Holloway vs Aldo 2
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
UFC 218 fight card (main fights):
Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo 2
Alistair Overeem vs Francis Ngannou
Henry Cejudo vs Sergio Pettis
Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje
Charles Oliveira vs Paul Felder
Alex Oliveira vs Yancy Medeiros
Overeem’s previous fight: Fabricio Werdum vs Alistair Overeem 3
Ngannou’s previous fight: Andrei Arlovski vs Francis Ngannou
Overeem vs Ngannou Fight Video:
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