Alistair Overeem is about to enter free agency, and the heavyweight certainly raised his bargaining power and then some at UFC on FOX 17, by taking out Junior dos Santos.

After a fairly uneventful first round last night, Overeem crack JDS with a left hook and finished the bout with follow up punches. The former champ protested the stoppage, but you have to really wonder, if dos Santos could have launched a comeback.

At the end of the day, Overeem recorded his third straight win by defeating #2 ranked contender. As a result, “The Reem” is back in the title shot mix, as he gets set to entertain contract offers. That’s some nice timing.

Following the bout, Overeem spoke with the UFC’s Megan Olivi, and you can hear his thoughts on the fight below.