Alistair Overeem Explains What Went Wrong In Friday’s Knockout Loss To Ben Rothwell

Over the weekend, Alistair Overeem took to Instagram to explain what went wrong in his knockout loss to Ben Rothwell on Friday.

Yesterday I was in a great shape and prep was superb! Thanks to all involved, from coaches to fysio’s! You were all great. About the fight – I made a mistake! Hearing Ben’s arm crack on one of the kicks I didn’t expect him to counterpunch with the same arm.. We knew Ben is a tough strong guy, well we got it confirmed yesterday! Now today, new day – new chances! It might not always go as we want or as planned but.. As long as we have freedom and high spirits we are/should be ok! This coming from myself who’ve had several downturns in both life and career but plenty of great moments in life to so not complaining! Big Ben was a little to much this time, Looking ahead & forward to the next challenge!

Overeem lost via first-round TKO to Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 50 on Friday night. The former Strikeforce heavyweight champion has lost three of his last four fights – all by knockout.

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