MMA

Amsterdam, Netherlands’ Alistair Overeem earns 9th UFC win, beats Sergey Pavlovich in Beijing, China

Training out of Elevation Fight Team in Colorado, United States, Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem, 38, of Amsterdam, Netherlands has earned his ninth win in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 141,” which marked the first event of the American mixed martial arts promotion in Beijing, China.

The UFC held “UFC Fight Night 141” at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing on November 24, 2018. In the co-main event of the evening, Overeem faced Sergey Pavlovich, 20, of Rostov-on-don, Rostov, Russia.

Overeem and Pavlovich competed in the heavyweight division. Referee John Sharp put a stop to the bout after 4 minutes and 21 seconds in the first round.

Pavlovich was knocked out by Overeem via punches. It was a redemptive win for the Dutch MMA fighter who was coming out of two consecutive UFC wins.

The Amsterdam native was the first ever fighter to defeat Pavlovich. The Russian fighter now has 12 wins and 1 loss.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 141” improved Overeem’s professional MMA record to 44 wins and 17 losses. The first eight opponents he defeated in the UFC were Brock Lesnar, 41, of Webster, South Dakota, United States, Frank Mir, 39, and Roy “Big Country” Nelson, 42, of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve, 30, of Beverwijk, North Holland, Netherlands, Junior “Cigano” dos Santos, 34, of Cacador, Santa Catarina, Brazil, Andrei “The Pit Bull” Arlovski, 39, of Minsk, Belarus, Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt, 44, of South Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand and Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum, 41 of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

The main event featured the rematch between Francis “The Predator” Ngannou, 32, of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States and Curtis “Razor” Blaydes, 27, of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Their first encounter on April 10, 2016 at “UFC Fight Night 86” in Zagreb, Croatia ended in a second-round technical knockout victory of the former, who is of Cameroonian and French descent.

At “UFC Fight Night 141,” Ngannou defeated Blaydes for the second time. The Cameroonian-French fighter knocked out his American opponent via punches after 45 seconds in the first round.

Here is the “UFC Fight Night 141” post-fight octagon interview with Overeem:

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