Croatian-American fighter Stipe Miocic successfully defended his UFC Heavyweight belt at the first time of asking last night at UFC 203. It took just four and a half minutes for Miocic to force the referee to stop proceedings after he battered Dutch scrapper Alistair Overeem.
The Cleveland brawler got the win in front of a home crowd, but had to recover from an early setback that almost saw him knocked down… And check out the (pretty foolish) guillotine attempt!
Here’s what happened:
OMG!!!! #TheReem almost just silenced @TheQArena w/ one punch! #UFC203 https://t.co/4KCyrtEsFt
— UFC (@ufc) September 11, 2016
Here we go. BRUTAL.
AND STILL! @stipemiocicufc TKOs @Alistairovereem to retain his title after a crazy fight! ? #AndStill #UFC203 https://t.co/aIkMfmtw2m
— #UFC203 (@btsportufc) September 11, 2016