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Alistair Overeem vs Ben Edwards in K-1

It's not an MMA fight but it's making the rounds and it's definitely worth posting for you to have a look at. The fight starts at the 1:03 mark. The first big overhand right from Overeem lands at the 1:48 mark. The second at the 2:30 mark. Final shot to end it comes at the 3:08 mark. A couple of things make themselves clear watching this video.

  1. Alistair Overeem is a very good striker with an insane amount of power. How Edwards gets back up after the second overhand right is beyond me, even with the standing 8 count. It sounded like a gunshot.
  2. This makes me love the rules in MMA so much more. If a guy went down like that after the second shot, the fight would be over. They wouldn't let him recover so he can continue taking a beating. As good as Overeem is, he would have ended it after the first big shot. Edwards taking all that unnecessary punishment will affect him later in life and that's unfortunate.
  3. At the 2:08 mark, Overeem seemingly forgets for a second that it's a K-1 fight and not MMA and looks for a Thai clinch. The big goofy gloves get in the way and he quickly realizes what he's doing but it's a funny moment. 
  4. I really wish Alistair fought in the UFC. Hell, I really wish he fought in Strikeforce.

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