Alistair Overeem's lip torn open by brutal punch during UFC clash

UFC star Alistair Overeem’s lip TORN OPEN by brutal punch from Jairzinho Rozenstruik… but fighter says bout was ended too soon!

  • Alistair Overeem took on Jairzinho Rozenstruik in UFC on Saturday evening 
  • Overeem was winning the fight with seconds to go before the brutal punch
  • He fell to the floor and the referee ended the bout after the injury to his lips 

This is the brutal moment Alistair Overeem’s lip was torn apart by a brutal punch during a UFC bout against Jairzinho Rozenstruik.

Overeem was seconds away from winning the fight in Washington DC, as he was ahead on the judge’s scorecards, when he was hit with a huge right hand by the undefeated Rozenstruik.

The footage clearly showed part of Overeem’s lip being separated from the rest as he fell to the ground.


Alistair Overeem’s lip was torn apart by a punch during a bout against Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Overeem was seconds away from winning the fight in America before receiving the blow

The 38-year-old did manage to get back to his feet after receiving the hit, but it was in vain.

Referee Dan Miragliotta decided to call an end to the contest in the fourth minute and 56th second of the fifth round.  

This despite Overeem being 4-0 up on the scorecards.

Overeem receives treatment after his loss to Rozenstruik at the Capital One Arena

Afterwards, the Dutch-British fighter suggested the bout had been stopped too early by the referee.

He wrote on his Twitter account: ‘Getting stitched up. Lip not too sexy at the moment.. a little bit a fast stoppage if u ask me – but hope u guys enjoyed the fight’.

The defeat ended a two-fight winning run for Overeem, who has now dropped to a record of 45 wins and 18 defeats during his career in mixed martial arts.

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