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UFC Vegas 18 video highlights: Alexander Volkov peppers Alistair Overeem in TKO win

Check out the full fight video highlights of Alexander Volkov taking out Alistair Overeem from the UFC Vegas 18 main event. 

The top of the UFC Vegas 18 billing got a stellar performance out of the UFC’s #6 ranked heavyweight, Alexander Volkov, when he put hands on the #5 rated, Alistair Overeem, to earn a second-round TKO. Volkov got off to a solid start, throwing punches in bunches and making his opponent shell up on a few occasions. Overeem scored with a couple of overhand lefts, but Volkov was on a mission and would not be denied. He shut down the grappling advances and put together punching combinations to batter Overeem and ultimately get the finish.

Check out Tim Burke’s play-by-play of Alexander Volkov stopping Alistair Overeem with strikes in the second-round:

Round 2 - Hard jab from Volkov. Head kick from Overeem is blocked. Three more jabs and a right from Volkov. Overeem tries to clinch. Oblique kick from Overeem. Overeem wades in with a right. Volkov wobbles Overeem with a combo! Big right over the top and Overeem retreats! Volkov resets. Overeem is bleeding badly and looks for a takeown. Volkov defends. Volkov drops Overeem again with another combo! He’s not getting up that time and the ref pushes Volkov away. It’s over.

Alexander Volkov defeated Alistair Overeem via TKO (strikes), 2:06 of round 2