Alistair Overeem suffered a vicious, knockout loss at the hands of Francis Ngannou on Saturday, but the heavyweight’s reporting that he’s “all healthy”.
Ngannou blasted Overeem with a vicious, left uppercut in the opening round, which appeared to KO the heavyweight contender before he hit the mat. Following UFC 218, Overeem tweeted out the statement below:
No damage and all healthy thankfully.. unfortunately lost today. Props to @francis_ngannou, I got hit with a uppercut from he**, one of his specialities which we new were very dangerous. Some chill time now before back to the drawing-board ??
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) December 3, 2017
It’s good to hear that Overeem’s okay, and it will be interesting to see what comes next for the Dutch star. Last night’s loss marked the second time in just over a year that Overeem has been KO’d. In September, 2016, the 37 year-old was knocked out by the ruling champ, Stipe Miocic.