What. A. Fight. Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem beat the tar out of each other for the better part of five minutes. Overeem dropped Miocic. Miocic hurt Overeem. Back and forth, back and forth. eventually Miocic took over and got the knockout victory.
These are video highlights you're going to want to see. Check them out above, or read the wild play-by-play below.
Round 1 - Overeem moving early. Miocic chases him down and lands a right. Overeem with a kick and a straight left that hurts Miocic! Overeem goes for the guillotine but Miocic escapes! He literally chased Overeem all around the cage after he got out. Three punch combo from Miocic. Overeem returns fire. Big uppercut from Miocic hurts Overeem! Overeem is backing off. Miocic hit his with a left and a right and Ocereem is covering up. He circles away. He RUNS away. Miocic connects with another left. Overeem with a kick and now a left that stumbled Miocic! This is crazy. Body kick from Miocic. Overeem missing with punches. Miocic catches a side kick and starts beating up Overeem on the ground. Miocic with the rights and Overeem is out cold! Stipe Miocic defends his title in Cleveland! They're going nuts!
Stipe Miocic defeats Alistair Overeem by KO (punches), 4:27 of round 1