Strikeforce Results: Alistair Overeem advances to the Semi-Finals after a bizarre fight with Fabricio WerdumPosted on June 18, 2011, 11:34 PM by Anton Gurevich
Alistair "The Demolition Man" Overeem advaned into the Semi-Final of Strikeforce Heavyweight GP after a Unanimous Decision victory over Vai Cavalo Fabricio Werdum.
Many people expected Overeem to finish Werdum via TKO in Round 1, but the reality was slightly different. Werdum decided to go into "Thales Leites mode", by constantly trying to pull guard againt Overeem. The Reem was not impressed, and refused to go down to the mat with Werdum. The result of such "game", was a bizarre performane that did no favors to any of the fighters.
The interesting thing is that while standing up, Werdum still managed to land a larger portion of strikes. Still, Overeem's power was the key, as the Dutchman manaed to drop Werdum on several occasions. As the fight continued, Overeem followed Werdum more and more into his guard, but the Brazilian was unable to take advantage of the position he tried so hard to achieve.
It's a somewhat bitter-sweet Unanimous Decision for Alistair Overeem. Everyone expected a brutal KO, but the K-1 WGP Champion failed to deliver. After all, victory is vitory, and Alistair Overeem will now face Antonio Silva in the semi-final of Strikeforce Heavyweight GP.