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Overeem overwhelms Brock in Round 1

Originally Published: December 31, 2011
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

It was no secret what Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem wanted to do in their heavyweight title elimination showdown.

Lesnar needed to get Overeem off his feet; the former Strikeforce titleholder was determined to deliver strikes.

Striking proved to be the key in this fight and Overeem made it work in his favor. He hit Lesnar with hard knees to the body, each doing more damage than the one before.

A little more than two minutes into the fight, Overeem connected with ...

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