The Five Most Brutal Knockout Losses Of Alistair Overeem’s Career

When No. 10-ranked UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem came into the UFC on an 11-fight unbeaten streak back in 2011, he brought with him the hype of being the Strikeforce, DREAM, and K-1 Grand Prix champion all at once.

“The Reem” got the party started right with a UFC 141 TKO finish of former champion Brock Lesnar, but from that point on, it hasn’t been the most smooth of paths for Overeem. In fact, he’s failed to finish another fight since that day, with his only win being a lackluster UFC 169 decision over aging former champion Frank Mir.

But he has also seen his share of knockout losses. With a 2-3 record in the Octagon, his inconsistency has him on the brink of being labeled the biggest bust in UFC history. There’s no question that Overeem has perhaps the most technically diverse striking in the heavyweight division, but he also may have one of its worst chins, which is a sure sign for disaster.

With the stoppages mounting, let’s take a look at Overeem’s five most brutal knockout losses.

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