PRIDE FC superstar and gigantic hunk of horsemeat Alistair Overeem would be the UFC’s heavyweight champ if not for Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou’s fists. But despite his age and mileage, he’s still plugging away.

Curtis Blaydes lost to Ngannou in his UFC debut a while back, but the wrestler has been racking up the wins ever since.

No surprise here when Overeem comes out in a low stance, ready to stuff the takedown attempt, and Blaydes comes out shooting takedowns. He eventually gets the PRIDE vet down, and though Overeem avoids taking too much damage or getting tapped out, Blaydes is large and in charge from top position.

Another takedown for Blaydes in the second, although Overeem goes for a guillotine and then a heelhook that Blaydes has to scramble out of.

The third round has – again, no surprise here – an exhausted Overeem huffing and puffing. Blaydes uses this opportunity to unload with punches on the feet, and when he gets Overeem down and assumes top position, he elbows the Dutchman’s face into oblivion.

 

Results: Curtis Blaydes def. Alistair Overeem via TKO (Elbows) at 2:56, R3