Alistair Overeem’s brutal loss at UFC 218 did not go unnoticed by the internet. Much like many other big fights, the loser of the UFC 218 co-main event is the latest viral meme victim…
Coming into UFC 218, the noise around the co-main event was loud. Heavyweights collided in the form of Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou. With just six years age between them, Ngannou and Overeem were lifetimes apart in combat experience.
‘The Reem’ has been fighting for 18 years now. Having competed in K-1, Pride FC, Strikeforce and the UFC for years, Overeem had a wealth of experience to call upon for this fight.
Simply put, that wasn’t enough, as ‘The Predator’ added another scalp to his growing record and win streak. Surging to 11-1, Ngannou punched his ticket to a title fight with a thunderous KO against Overeem.
Unfortunately for ‘The Reem,’ the internet was not sympathetic in the aftermath of UFC 218:
The First Of Many Over-Memes
Ngannou’s quest to earn heavyweight gold is now just one victory from being a reality. Although he is a scary individual, the man holding the belt is no walk in the park. Stipe Miocic has taken out serious competition during his title run.
Nagnnou and Miocic engaged in their first war of words yesterday, starting the hype for their now inevitable fight. While all this was happening, the internet continued to crush poor Reem:
Ngannou Promises to KO Miocic
“I just want to tell Stipe I am coming, I am on my way to take my belt,” said “The Predator” during his post-fight interview Megan Olivi.
“I really thank him for keeping that belt for me but he’s going to give it back. He was just the interim champion, but the real champion is here, the real champ is coming.
“The match against Stipe, the same way, knockout. There are no other possibilities for me but a knockout.
“I just go get myself ready for easy fight and go back home. I am not for three or four round right, just a quick knockout and I go back home.” Per MMAMania.com
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) December 3, 2017
UFC 218 full fight card results
Featherweight: Max Holloway def. José Aldo via TKO at 4:51 of Round 3
Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou def. Alistair Overeem via KO (punch) at 1:42 of Round 1
Flyweight: Henry Cejudo def. Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez def. Justin Gaethje via TKO (knee) at 3:59 of Round 3
Women’s Strawweight: Tecia Torres def. Michelle Waterson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: Paul Felder def. Charles Oliveira via KO (elbows) at 4:06 of Round 2
Welterweight: Yancy Medeiros def. Alex Oliveira via TKO (punches) at 2:02 of Round 3
Lightweight: David Teymur def. Drakkar Klose via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Women’s Strawweight: Felice Herrig def. Cortney Casey via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Women’s Strawweight: Amanda Cooper def. Angela Magaña via TKO (punches) at 4:34 of Round 2
Welterweight: Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Sabah Homasi via TKO (referee stoppage) at 4:21 of Round 1
Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes def. Jeremy Kimball via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:39 of Round 1
Heavyweight: Justin Willis def Alen Crowder via KO (punch) at 2:33 of Round 1