In one of the most brutal knockouts in recent memory, Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem kept his promise to finish the fight in less than three minutes as he nearly decapitated Kazuyuki Fukita at “Dynamite!! 2009” in the first half of the opening round.
The two faced off in Saitama, Japan during the New Year Eve DREAM/Sengoku/K-1 promoted event which aired live in the United States on HDNet.
The normally granite-chinned Fujita ended up leaving the ring in a stretcher after a gigantic knee to the temple left the Japanese wrestler sailing through the ropes in a battered heap in the first round.
Overeem has now gone undefeated in his last eight bouts with victories over the likes of Gary Goodridge, Tony Sylvester, and James Thompson.
In other news, it has now been more than two years since the Strikeforce heavyweight title has been defended.