Thought the card rocked as a whole, but the highlight of the night for me was Reem getting kicked in the face.
Maybe Joe "Boston" will help him out with his next weight cut...
Originally Posted by PizDoff
Lauzon looked terrible, very surprising.
Is it just me, or does Overeem just quit every time he gets in hot water? It's like he mentally checks out as soon as he takes a solid shot. He just laid there while Browne pounded him and he wasn't unconscious, stood and let Silva punch him after the first shot, and of course there's the infamous running away from Kharitonov incident. I don't get how a guy with the body of a bull can have the heart of a chicken.
Overreem has always had a glass jaw. He was a punching bag before he got huge. Then he had a little spell where his offense was strong enough that he was able to put people away before they got him. Now his roid edge is gone and the other heavies are no longer afraid of him.
Originally Posted by Neo Sigma
Overeem lost not because of his glass jaw, but because he completely gassed himself out almost instantly when trying to finish the fight against the cage. He was throwing his right hand like crazy and looked gassed immediately after. He was barely moving on his feet after that.
He should of taken note of Lesnar v Carwin, the same thing happened to Carwin in that fight. In the following fight, Cain finished Lesnar by picking his shoots instead of blowing his load all at once like Reem/Carwin did.
Its interesting, the way Overeem is losing to strikes lately. I remember in an interview somewhere Bas Rutten talked about how part of the success Alistair found with Golden Glory is they tightened up his defense and made sure he was mostly throwing single strikes and then defending. They knew his weakness was his chin. Its not like he was gassing badly in his K1 matches, especially those where he over matched his opponents and picked them apart with single precise power strikes.
I liked Overeem because of his being Dutch and his kickboxing pedigree, but I am sad to say he isn't succeeding at implementing those skills in the UFC. There are too many good game-planners and quick learners at this high a level of competition to leave big openings and throw defense out the window because your opening flurry was effective.