This time last year, Alistair Overeem took on Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13, and the former Strikeforce champ came through in the must win situation.
Heading into bout, Overeem was coming off a stoppage loss to Ben Rothwell, and the decorated fighter had gone 1-3 in his last 4 UFC bouts. A lot of folks had written the “Reem’s” championship aspirations off. Overeem proceeded to knock Struve out in the opening round, however, and you can watch it below.
While Overeem isn’t knocking on the title shot door just yet, if he takes out Junior dos Santos next Saturday at UFC on FOX 17, well, it will be a different story.