UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 took place Dec. 2 at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. UFC heavyweight contenders Alistair Overeem (43–16, 1 NC) and Francis Ngannou (11–1) collided in the night's co-main event, which aired live on pay-per-view. Catch the video highlights below.
For more on Ngannou vs. Overeem, check out the play-by-play courtesy of MMA Fighting's Alexander K. Lee.
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