The shredded 6’5” Dutchman has been on the wrong end of a knockout in his last two tilts but Overeem can definitely deliver the goods as well. He’s got vicious kicks and looping hooks laced with chloroform. Expect Overeem to return to his fearsome former self when he faces Frank Mir in February, delivering a highlight reel finish likely coming in the opening round of action.
The UFC heavyweight division is forefront at this weekend’s upcoming effort in Houston thanks to a headlining bout between champ Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos as well as featured fights involving Shawn Jordan-Gabriel Gonzaga and Daniel Cormier-Roy Nelson. While all six UFC 166 scrappers have strike-based stoppages to their credit, only two can be considered knockout artists, joining a core group of competitors packing cement in each glove. Some are one-dimensional, some are well-rounded, but all are among the UFC’s hardest hitting heavyweights. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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