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UFC 218 live blog: Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou

Alistair Overeem faces a tough test in Francis Ngannou at UFC 218 on Saturday night.
Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 218 live blog for Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Mich.

Overeem, who has won six of his past seven fights, faces Ngannou, who has won nine straight fights all by knockout or submission, on the UFC 218 main card.

Check out the UFC 218 live blog below.

Round 1: Overeem swinging right out of the gate, Ngannou responds but neither lands clean. Overeem clinches up and Ngannou turns them around, he’s got Overeem on the fence. Foot stomps by Ngannou. Overeem controlling Ngannou’s arm so he can’t throw. Referee Dan Miragliotta resets the action. Ngannou coming in with the jab and then he absolutely destroys Overeem with an uppercut. Overeem’s eyes are way in the back of his head. Scary stuff.

Official result: Francis Ngannou def. Alistair Overeem via KO (uppercut) at 1:42 of Round 1

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