Alistair Overeem (36-11) made a statement in his UFC debut last night with a first-round TKO win over fan-favorite Brock Lesnar in the main event of UFC 141.
Overeem, the Strikeforce heavyweight and K1 champion will now get an opportunity to fight for the UFC heavyweight title against Junior dos Santos (14-1).
As much as the fighting community loves Lesnar, his ability is not even close to being on the same level as dos Santos'.
Lesnar focuses primarily on his wrestling ability to take out his opponents.
Over his career in the UFC, there have been many who doubted his ability as a stand-up fighter. Simply put, he can't take a punch.
Dos Santos can take those shots and deliver them back. It's the reason he is 8-0 during his time in the UFC.
Last night, we didn't really get a shot to see exactly what kind of fighter Overeem is.
There are still many who doubt his ability, much like Lesnar, to take a punch.
Out of his 11 losses over the span of his mixed martial arts career, six of them have come by way of knockout.
He can surely hand out a devastating blow, but it's unclear if he can take one. He lost twice during his time in Pride to Shogun Rua by knockout.
This was back when Rua was in his prime, but it still holds some weight.
Dos Santos, on the other hand, has never been knocked out.
When the two inevitably face off in the Octagon with the UFC heavyweight championship on the line, you can rest assured that the fight won't go the distance.
Dos Santos is going to end it early.