There have been plenty of memorable UFC debuts throughout the promotion’s history, but one of the greatest, belongs to Alistair Overeem.
Overeem made his way to the UFC back in 2011, and he did so, armed with Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 titles. So, for hardcore fans, Overeem’s arrival was already a big deal.
But, what took it up to the next, ‘this is huge’ level, was the fact he faced Brock Lesnar. The latter was the biggest name in the UFC at the time. Well, not only did Overeem defeat Lesnar, he took the pro-wrestler out in violent and quick fashion. Lesnar, who had spent a year plus year on the sidelines due to diverticulitis, never fought in a MMA bout again.
Up next, Overeem will take on Andrei Arlovski at UFC FN 87 next week, on May 8th. You can watch his win over Lesnar below.