Strikeforce: Alistair Overeem Vs. Fabricio Werdum

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Overeem courts the crowd by carrying a Dallas Mavericks championship flag to the cage. Leon Roberts will oversee the main event bout.

Round 1: No glove touch for this bout either. Werdum tries for a high kick and Overeem easily avoids it. Werdum staying aggressive, trying to land with punches. Overeem avoids the takedown and tells Werdum to get up. Overeem catches a kick, dumps him and tells him to get up. Werdum shoots for the takedown twice and Overeem avoids both times easily, walking away both times and telling Werdum to get up. Overeem looking patient, wanting to pick his spots. He lands a knee in the clinch. Werdum successfully pulls guard an Overeem backs out before landing a nice body shot. Werdum pushes forward with a combo and pulls guard again. Overeem taunts him when he backs out. Werdum lands a one-two and pulls guard again. Overeem expressing frustration with Werdum’s continued attempts to get things on the ground. Overeem lands a nice left. Overeem dumps Werdum to the mat. Werdum begs him to come to the mat and Overeem walks away again. Overeem lands with two hard counter punches. Interesting first round. Werdum pulls guard with ten to go.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-10

Round 2: Werdum grabs the clinch and lands a nice knee. Werdum pushes in and Overeem dumps him to the mat. Werdum gets a takedown and Overeem gets to his feet. Werdum lands two knees. Werdum landing some uppercuts from the clinch. They hit the mat, but Overeem backs out. Werdum takes a long time getting to his feet. Overeem lands two punishing punches. Werdum showing signs of fatigue. Overeem tagging Werdum with hard punches, sending him to the mat where the BJJ expert pulls him into the guard. Both men looking to rest here. Werdum is throwing his legs up, but Overeem avoids any sub and backs out to the feet again. Overeem landsa hard knee. Werdum is looking sluggish now, taking a long time to get to his feet. Overeem with another hard knee and they hit the mat, with Overeem in Werdum’s guard. Under a minute to go here and the crowd is growing restless.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Overeem

Werdum looks very tired.

Round 3: Werdum comes at Overeem hard, landing punches and a few knees. Overeem stays patient and lands a nice counter, avoiding any takedown from the clinch. They hit the mat and Overeem has Werdum turtled. Overeem lets him up. Overeem lands a big right and Werdum pulls guard. Werdum is using the big shots that Overeem lands as an opportunity to pull guard, where he ties the champ up and prevents him from teeing off. Overeem backs out and beckons Werdum to the feet. Werdum lands a few nice punches on the feet. Overeem lands with a couple of big punches before Werdum pulls guard again. Overeem in Werdum’s guard, with neither man doing too terribly much. The crowd chants, “Stand them up!” Overeem working from Werdum’s guard, very conservatively. Overeem lands a hard knee. Werdum comes forward and lands a few nice punches before rolling for a kneebar. The bell sounds an end to the round before he can finish.

FightLine.com scores the round 10-10

Weird fight…

Alistair Overeem defeated Fabricio Werdum via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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