Strikeforce Results: Fans Lose, UFC Wins Alistair Overeem Vs. Fabricio Werdum Bout

Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum both rode waves of hype into the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. The tides ran out for both fighters tonight.

Overeem, coming back to MMA after winning the world's most prestigious kickboxing title in K-1's annual championship tournament, boasted of the "40 pounds of ass whipping" muscle he'd put on since his 2007 loss to Werdum. 

For his part Werdum dethroned the greatest heavyweight of all time last year when he tapped Fedor Emelianenko in 0:69 seconds. Sadly, having "The Last Emperor's" ten year undefeated streak on his trophy room wall didn't mean much for Werdum tonight.

Read Thomas Myers' exclusive interview with Alistair Overeem.

It was an ugly fight that few enjoyed. 

Overeem landed the harder shots, but Werdum landed more, coming after Overeem with lunging punches and knees to the face. Werdum made no bones about his desperation to get the fight on the ground. Werdum shot for numerous take downs that Overeem slung off. He also pulled guard about a bajillion times.

Unfortunately for the fans, by the third round, the heavily muscled Overeem was too tired to stay off of Werdum and Werdum was too tired to do anything much with the opportunity. So we got to watch Overeem lay in Werdum's guard.

After the fight UFC announcer Joe Rogan tweeted, "Not a very impressive performance for Werdum or Overeem. The winner of this fight was Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos"

It's hard to argue with Rogan about that. 

Read our live blog of Alistair Overeem vs Fabricio Werdum. 

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