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Alistair Overeem says he broke his nose with TKO’s defeat to Volkov – MMA Sports

Things didn’t go Alistair OvereemSaturday night way.

A longtime UFC heavyweight candidate lost to Alexander Volkov (33-8 MMA, 7-2 UFC) in TKO at the UFC Fight Night 184 main event in Las Vegas.Overeem (47-19 MMA, 13-8 UFC) Stop in the second round After being bloody and struck by the Russians in the first round.

Overeem, who saw the end of two consecutive victories in the defeat, Instagram Statement Sunday, he suffered a broken nose in the first round.

“You are a true warrior (Alexander Volkov) Congratulations on your victory!” Overeem wrote on Instagram. “Yesterday wasn’t my night. After breaking my nose, I couldn’t recover from that punch in the first round. Now my top priority is to heal with my family and have the right time. It’s time to spend, but I’ll be back in the gym soon.

“Thank you for your support! I have comments. Everyone is great.”

A 40-year-old former title challenger said before UFC Fight Night 184 that he was his last run to win the UFC title and was nearing the end of his 22-year career at MMA. Overeem did not indicate his retirement in his statement and said he would return to the gym soon.

Former Dream, K-1, and Strikeforce heavyweight champion Overeem has been 4-2 in the last six outings. He defeated Walt Harris and Agusto Sacai in a row before losing to Volkov.


– MMA Sports

Alistair Overeem says he broke his nose with TKO’s defeat to Volkov

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/02/alistair-overeem-broken-nose-knockout-loss-alexander-volkov-ufc-fight-night-184 Alistair Overeem says he broke his nose with TKO’s defeat to Volkov

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