Stipe Miocic successfully defended his title against 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix winner and former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem last night, September 10 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
The heavyweight title fight was crazy. Overeem's guillotine choke in the first round was survived by Stipe Miocic. It fueled the champ and punches were thrown at 'The Reem' standing and on the ground afterwards. Alistair was just covering his face until the referee find the need to stop the fight.
The debut fight of wrestling superstar CM Punk was devastating. Mickey Gall submitted and forced the wrestler to tap in round one. "I'm just really, really proud of myself. I lost, it sucks. And it was lopsided. And it's upsetting, but I know I'm better than that", CM Punk said and still positive after the beat down. Respect.
Fabricio Weirdum defeated Travis Browne for the second time around. Werdum's flying kick and knee to head highlighted this heavyweight bout apart from Werdum kicking coach Edmond Tarverdyan when the decision was about to announce, caused a slight commotion.
Tonight also, Jimmie Rivera was able to passed the big test that Urijah Faber provided him with. El Terror's striking was accurate. Rivera even hurt and turned Faber's leg to red with a vicious kick. The California Kid's chin was unbelievable though. The decision win could put the man in top 10.
Bonuses went to Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem for FOTN. While Jessica Andrade and Yancy Medeiros earned POTN.
Here's the full result below:
Heavyweight: Stipe Miocic def. Alistair Overeem in round 1 by KO
Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum def. Travis Browne by UD
Heavyweight: Mickey Gall def. CM Punk in round 1 by submission (RNC)
Featherweight: Jimmie Rivera def. Urijah Faber by UD
Women's strawweight: Jessica Andrade def. Joanne Calderwood in round 1 by submission (guillotine choke)
Women's Bantamweight: Bethe Correia def. Jessica Eye by SD
Lightweight: Nik Lentz def. Mairbek Taisumov in round 2 by TKO
Middleweight: Brad Tavares def. Caio Magalhaes by SD
Heavyweight: Yancy Medeiros def. Sean Spencer in round 2 by submission (RNC)
Light heavyweight: francimar Barroso vs. CB Dollaway - scrapped due to elevator injury
Lightweight: Drew Dober def. Jason Gonzalez in round 1 by TKO