Alistair Overeem Faceplants Mark Hunt with Crushing Knee to the Face

Steven RondinaFeatured ColumnistMarch 4, 2017

Any given MMA fight can end in a heartbeat. Heavyweight fights can end even quicker.

Alistair Overeem showed as much at UFC 209 in Las Vegas on Saturday. Facing off with steely kickboxing and MMA veteran Mark Hunt, Ubereem posted one of the most devastating knockouts of his long career by clobbering Hunt with a knee that sent him face-first into the mat.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 04:   (R-L) Alistair Overeem of the Netherlands knocks out Mark Hunt of New Zealand in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 209 event at T-Mobile arena on March 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa
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The third-round knockout win is an amazing turnaround for the former DREAM and Strikeforce champ, and it's one that thrusts him right back into the thick of title contention in the UFC's heavyweight division.