On Sunday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship made its debut in Rotterdam, Netherlands with UFC Fight Night 87 (UFC Rotterdam) at Ahoy Rotterdam. Headlining the event was a heavyweight clash between top contenders Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski.
When the two mean went head-to-head, Overeem used an impressive crane kick and huge left hand to drop Arlovski before the fight-ending ground-and-pound.
In the co-main event, Stefan Struve needed just 16 seconds to dispose of his opponent, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.
The main card also featured impressive performances from Gunnar Nelson, Germaine de Randamie, Nikita Krylov and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
If you missed out on Sunday afternoon’s action, we have you covered.
The full results for UFC Rotterdam can be seen below:
- Alistair Overeem def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO (kick and punches) – Round 2, 1:12
- Stefan Struve def. Antonio Silva via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:16
- Gunnar Nelson def. Albert Tumenov via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:15
- Germaine de Randamie def. Anna Elmose via TKO (knees and punch) – Round 1, 3:46
- Nikita Krylov def. Francimar Barroso via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:11
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Heather Jo Clark via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Rustam Khabilov def. Chris Wade via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Magnus Cedenblad def. Garreth McLellan via TKO (kick and punches) – Round 2, 0:47
- Josh Emmett def. Jon Tuck via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Reza Madadi def. Yan Cabral via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:56
- Kyoji Horiguchi def. Neil Seery via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
- Leon Edwards def. Dominic Waters via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ulka Sasaki def. Willie Gates via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:30