UFC 156 Results: 5 Fights for Alistair Overeem to Take Next

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UFC 156 Results: 5 Fights for Alistair Overeem to Take Next
Alistair Overeem may be out of title contention, but he's got plenty of options. (Photo Credit: UFC/Zuffa)

Interestingly enough, Alistair Overeem has a wide-open field of possible fights thanks to his embarrassing knockout loss at UFC 156.

To most MMA fans and pundits, "The Reem" was simply killing time against the dangerous-but-flawed Antonio Silva while tuning up for a title fight against current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

Surprisingly, "Bigfoot" Silva smashed those plans.

Fighting back from a losing position on the judges' scorecards, Bigfoot eventually started to chip away at Overeem's unprotected chin, stunning and dropping the Blackzilian star in the third round and flipping over a whole division.

It's a stunning upset, but what happens now?

Overeem is still a star in the UFC, so he's not likely to get shoved far down the line—and with that in mind, here are five matches that make the most sense for him.

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