The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted another intense night of fights over the weekend. Now former UFC heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem has come forward with a few words following his devastating loss.
Fight fans from around the world tuned in for the highly anticipated fight card of UFC 225 on Saturday, June 9. From inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, the live pay-per-view event featured a series of exciting match ups.
Featured on the night’s preliminary card, Alistair Overeem looked to redeem himself from a brutal knockout loss to Francis Ngannou as he faced off against Curtis Blaydes. However, things simply did not end well for the former title challenger.
Curtis Blaydes managed to put Alistair Overeem away within the final round with a flurry of elbows that bloodied the former K-1 champion’s face until the referee had seen enough. Now Overeem has come forward over Instagram to share a few words on the recent loss and to reveal some of the stitches he has received on his face from the fight.
Check it out below:
“’The greatest test of courage is to bear defeat without losing heart’ I would like to thank you all for supporting me through thick and thin. Huge thanks to my team and everyone involved! I will be back, I always come back. Congrats to @razorblaydes265 on his big win and he has a great future in this sport. #ufc #ufc225 #willbeback”