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UFC Vegas 9 in Tweets: Pros react to Alistair Overeem’s bloody win over Augusto Sakai

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UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Sakai Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

With perennial contender Alistair Overeem looking to make one final run at the UFC heavyweight title, fans expecting violence from “The Reem” were satisfied late in the UFC Vegas 9 headliner.

Across the octagon from Overeem stood surging Augusto Sakai, a Brazilian prospect looking to catapult his name into title contention. But in the end, it was a rough night for Sakai as Overeem withstood an early onslaught of strikes to seize momentum and deliver a bloody finish in Round 5.

Below is how fighters reacted to the entire night of action in Las Vegas.


Alistair Overeem stops Augusto Sakai


Ovince Saint Preux knocks out Alonzo Menifield


Michel Pereira submits Zelim Imadaev


Andre Muniz submits Bartosz Fabinski


Brian Kelleher submits Ray Rodriguez


Viviane Araujo defeats Montana De La Rosa


Hunter Azure defeats Cole Smith