Alistair Overeem added to his legend on Saturday when he achieved yet another main event win inside the octagon at UFC on ESPN+ 34.
Overeem (47-18 MMA, 12-7 UFC), the former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 champion, picked up his fourth victory in his past five fights when he outworked and outlasted Augusto Sakai (15-2-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) en route to a fifth-round TKO in the headlining contest, which took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streamed on ESPN+.
At 40, Overeem has said multiple times he’s in the midst of a final run toward UFC gold, which is the lone unconquered goal of his decorated combat sports career. Beating Sakai was a pivotal moment in keeping that dream alive, and now Overeem can proceed to bigger opportunities.
What matchup makes the most sense after his finish of Sakai? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on Overeem’s future after UFC on ESPN+ 34.