MMA Knockout of the Day: Alistair Overeem Sends Todd Duffee to Bed Early

Sal DeRoseCorrespondent IJune 16, 2011

Todd Duffee met Alistair Overeem at Dynamite!! 2010 for the Dream interim heavyweight championship. Let's give you some context—for those of you who don't follow the sport heavily—about Duffee.

Duffee is a former UFC heavyweight and holds the UFC record for quickest knockout inside the Octagon with a seven-second knockout of Tim Hague at UFC 102.

Now Duffee was cut from the UFC following a third-round knockout loss at UFC 114 to Mike Russow and was cut due to attitude problems. So all of this makes the knockout better in my opinion.

The bout between Overeem and Duffee begins with Duffee coming out and quickly throwing a right punch and getting tangled up with Overeem. That short burst was the best of Duffee's performance, as after that Overeem took over the bout with devastating knees and punches.

Looking at Overeem you know those punches and knees definitely don't feel like a nice massage somewhere on one of the islands of Hawaii.

The beginning of the end happens when Duffee ends up along the ropes with Overeem pressing and firing on all cylinders. One left knee, a right punch and a left punch, then Duffee drops like a ton of bricks onto the ground.

With that knockout win, Overeem earned the Dream heavyweight title and is now his second heavyweight belt in MMA. (He also holds the Strikeforce heavyweight belt.) Overeem is set to face Fabricio Werdum this weekend in the first round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Duffee has yet to fight since this bout on New Year's Eve but is set to face Nick Gaston at Dream 17 on July 16th.

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You can also watch Blake Dreisbach’s “Submission of the Day” video, here!