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Do any of you guys remember when Alistair Overeem nearly killed Kazuyuki Fujita with that knee at K1 Dynamite!! 2009? Picture that, only with Alistair’s older brother Valentijn playing the role of Fujita and some Russian guy playing the role of Ubereem and you won’t even have to watch this video of Valentijn getting KO’d in France a couple weeks back. However, if you lack our photographic MMA memory (MMAmory?) and imaginative powers, allow the above video to do the work for you.
Recorded with the finest and therefore snootiest of French potatoes, the Overeem/Russ N. Guy (What I did there. See it.) fight went down at Pancrase Fighting Championship 5 in Marseilles, France on April 27th. How any event with the Pancrase eponym can have a number lower than 300 attached to it is beyond us, but skip ahead to the 4:30 mark to catch the beginning of this shim sham. Despite knocking his opponent down and nearly snatching up a couple submissions, this fight ends in the fashion we’ve come to expect from Valentijn: suddenly, with “The Python” lying in a coil on the canvas. DO YOU SEE?! DO YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!
The loss dropped big Brobereem to 1-5 in his past 6, with all of those losses coming by first round (T)KO or submission due to punches. But even with all of these red flags waving directly in their faces, the geniuses behind Championship Fighting Alliance have already booked Overeem to take on the newly-unretired Mike Kyle in the main event of CFA 11 later this month. Also fighting on the card? You guessed it,
Frank Stallone Fallon Fox. Expect to see a video of at least one of those sad knockouts around these parts shortly thereafter.